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ben goldacre
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Organising a talk by Professor Greenfield? Invite me too, I'll come with slides bengoldacre.tumblr.com/post/989685072… via @bengoldacre #RSAGreenfield
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It seems to me this kind of circus is exactly why Prof Greenfield shld formally publish her theories #RSAgreenfield bengoldacre.tumblr.com/post/989685072…
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I was invited to chair Prof Greenfield at @theRSAorg today. I accepted. She refused me. So the RSA uninvited me. bengoldacre.tumblr.com/post/989685072…
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EMA has moved from the Health directorate to Enterprise in EU. Bad news. At around 3pm watch MEPs grill the new boss elections2014.eu/en/new-commiss…
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"Attorney General: Device Backdoors Should Be Left Open for the Police". Devices are real life, real space. feedly.com/e/whOgfAwX
MOOCs bettr than textbooks. Surprised not to see paid-for online lecture series to parallel commercial txbooks feedly.com/e/MED9rBJt
I'd like you to closely inspect each of the anuses on these 10,000 pigeons please. m.aljazeera.com/story/20141015…
$3.5 billion in payments to US doctors revealed in first slice of mandated data. UK data on £ to Drs remains hidden. propublica.org/article/our-fi…
This @Cassetteboy mashup of Cameron’s speech is fun youtube.com/watch?v=0YBumQ… but his Amnesty vid is clever and moving youtube.com/watch?v=j_jbaN…
I’m doing a talk at the NCT conference this weekend. What should I talk about? And in your experience, do they promote quackery or evidence?
Pleased to see this landmark text on spycraft is being reissued by Usborne amazon.co.uk/Spys-Guidebook… amazon.co.uk/review/R1NKG9M…
Tomorrow @EMA_News votes on trials transparency. Here’s what is needed: bit.ly/1w4iQsl #AllTrials Pls RT pic.twitter.com/tuZRSk4u5K
I do think Greenfield is v interesting. She illustrates the distortion of science, how it’s done, who does it, who helps, and why it’s bad.
If you’re attending @theRSAorg Susan Greenfield event I’m chairing tomorrow thersa.org/events/our-eve… She’s now refused to have me as chair.
I love Radio4 but god I struggle sometimes. “Reimagining London" on right now consists of… a poet talking about her childhood in Hampstead.
These whistleblower stories of working in a homeopathy factory via @zeno001 are made of lol reddit.com/r/skeptic/comm… badscience.net/2007/11/a-kind…
Watching Locke (2013) for second night in a row. Sledgehammer analogies but precise, wise, and weirdly v uplifting m.imdb.com/title/tt269290…
Nice potholes piece but not sure I believe "patching holes costs 20 times as much as a regime of planned resurfacing" gu.com/p/4xy5e
I don't think the British recognise what an improbable miracle the NHS is RT @ProPublica nola.com/health/index.s… pic.twitter.com/IwG5TvxODJ
Protests in the age of smartphones. Stunning photo by @daledelarey of Hong Kong tonight. nyti.ms/Yzvyjv pic.twitter.com/NbimYbbRHz
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.@MarksLarks wow, and in your photo you got the cars and person in exactly the same place as this pic from 3 yrs ago twitter.com/lwescott/statu…
Went to Waitrose, but didn't go in (after seeing this sign) pic.twitter.com/LIbhdI0Vex
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#Pharmaceuticals to DG Ent? @bengoldacre “we should be in no doubt that this is very dangerous for public health” euractiv.com/sections/healt…
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Watching Tony Manero (2008) as an allegory for gearlust among synth collectors. This tweet of interest to three people: but it will hurt.
More interested in mechanics than scandals: @jimwaterson has found the Twitter account that seduced Brooks Newmark buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/br…
Didn't realise The Mother of All Demos was on YouTube. "Dealing lightning with both hands." youtu.be/yJDv-zdhzMY en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mothe…
telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/la… interesting story of poor practice around consent (and Optical Express spying on a patient in her home)
Fab post by @deevybee on Greenfield's latest. @Ri_Science take note: real pop science is about critiquing evidence deevybee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/why-mo…
Jailing someone with schizophrenia for failing to say the right things about your imaginary superbeing. Religion. gu.com/p/4xqmd
Full statement from the wife of British Isis hostage Alan Henning: pic.twitter.com/ULQoEp8Q23
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Facial recognition failure: Google Street View Is Blurring the Faces of Ancient Gods gizmodo.com/google-street-… pic.twitter.com/NqADkBhgeX
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Big Pharma: the game. Hope there's options to do badly designed trials, hide data etc... RT @hardindr: of interest? positech.co.uk/cliffsblog/201…
Interesting attempt to quantify replicability in -omics work. False positives are science's biggest dirty secret. arxiv.org/pdf/1310.0606v…
Hey I'm speaking at this in Oxford tomorrow, don't know if it's open to all cebm.net/ebhc-alumni-we…
This whole referendum thing is nothing but win. RT @PaddyDaley: if Scotland votes Yes, the average temperature for the UK will go up too
Male life expectancy in the UK = 78.9. In Scotland it's 76.6 If Scotland votes Yes, my life expectancy goes up. Win! ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnat…
EU policy wonks: I'm speaking at this @EUombudsman bigwigs meeting on withheld trial results in Brussels #AllTrials ombudsman.europa.eu/en/activities/…
Isn't the headline here "Harvard AIDS prof has small point but misunderstands confounding variables"? m.nationalreview.com/articles/27998…
to do the maths: an independent Scottish govt will have to spend twice as much per capita on science to match current research council funds
Scotland gets 15% of UK govt science funding. For the sake of Scottish colleagues I hope an indy govt will spend that m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…
This attempt to silence St Andrews' principal over her concerns on science funding is bizarre (esp the press officer) independent.co.uk/news/uk/scotti…
@NewsfromScience -- Hi, Science. Amy Cuddy here. Experimental social psychologist, Harvard prof, 20k+ curious followers I'm very fond of.
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Rorschach. RT @benatipsosmori: in most deprived neighbourhoods it's Y64:36N, in most affluent it's Y40:60N #indyref ipsos-mori.com/researchpublic…
And it feels like a false, misleading, and simplistic route to meaningful political progress on inequality and corruption around the world.