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ben goldacre
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Shame on u @Greenpeace trying to get th post of EUChiefScienceAdvisr abolished because u don't like th evidence on GM corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/…
Man builds jet powered fart machine, takes it to Dover, points it at France. British ingenuity at its best. kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/dov…
Wow, @lucianaberger has found that 1 in 5 DPH jobs are vacant. Not sure PH in LAs is working. theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014… careers.bmj.com/careers/advice…
David Tredinnick MP bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi… previously said in parliament that anyone questioning quackery is.. racist badscience.net/2009/10/politi…
I remind you: MPs are *elected* by MPs onto Select C'ttees, Tredinnick was chosen by the tories for science + health bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
Reunited with my bike! Saw it on Gumtree. Chap met me to sell it. He let me try it...so I cycled up to a Policeman. pic.twitter.com/2Gd90EBwa2
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Good god. google.co.uk/search?q=%27+%… RT @darkskyman: note 90 year absence of the word "ejaculate" between 1908 and 1998 chronicle.nytlabs.com/?keyword=ejacu…
as @RobertaWedge says, apparent 19th century popularity of lol could be OCR misread of 101 chronicle.nytlabs.com/?keyword=lol.1…
Some GCSE science resources based on @bengoldacre's excellent "Bad Science" collins.co.uk/page/Bad+Scien…
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interesting, can anyone explain this? RT @hippyjon: @bengoldacre lol was popular pre 1880 for some reason. chronicle.nytlabs.com/?keyword=lol
Type words into this page and it makes a pretty graph of their frequency in NYT stories over the years. For example: chronicle.nytlabs.com/?keyword=steam…
On the tube. The person on my left smells of onion armpits, the person on my right smells of tent + sweaty scrotum. Both want to snuggle up.
Does a nice nerdy public health wonk want to update the NHS wiki page? It's stuck in PCT era. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_…
DO STATINS WORK? here's our BMJ editorial. NICE pay lipservice to informed patient choice. what wld that rly require? bmj.com/content/349/bm…
TEACHERS we know you don't SKIVE IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS you're all busy planning lessons, so here are these ---> badscience.net/2014/07/teachi…
This is fun, youngsters take apart the evidence behind newspaper headlines researchtheheadlines.org
EU haul Google up for… applying the EU's stupid "right to be forgotten" ruling. Dig deeper, EU, for the love of lol. theguardian.com/technology/201…
LOVELY TEACHERS. I made these resources, lesson plans and hand-outs, for teaching evidence through bad science. ENJOY badscience.net/2014/07/teachi…
At mtg, @iainchalmersTTi begins with slide of him with two colleagues and their two young children. Three killed in own home this week #gaza
Boehringer Ingelheim put lives at risk by withholding vital data. Business as usual for modern medicine #AllTrials bmj.com/content/349/bm…
Google keyboard keeps draining the battery on my nexus 5. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Wtf? pic.twitter.com/zlj0QsXHuo