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ben goldacre
science 341,108 followers
Why isn't Dimbleby asking Gordon Brown about his funny little three-quarter length suit trousers?
I'll tolerate the "Yes" bile: it's sad to think what an independent Scotland will mean for those who depend on an NHS leftfootforward.org/2014/09/salmon…
Woah, ick, jeez. @23andMe cheerily notify someone he has a half brother MT @cardiobrief: genetic testing, divorce vox.com/2014/9/9/59756…
"When you magnetise a nail with a battery" "it holds an electric charge!" "It's eighth grade science." Amazing Spider-Man 2 giving me rage.
Neat analysis, esp figure 2. Academics are publishing more each by collaborating more on multi author papers feedly.com/e/BK5e1pXu
I'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster pic.twitter.com/4vdRzH8ohd
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amazingly, doctors on FDA panels with ties to drug companies are more likely to vote in favour of that company's drug nytimes.com/2014/09/09/ups…
i was half tempted back, since they’re getting swype, bigger screens, and share intents (ish). But the iPhone 6 is too ugly and undesirable.
Sends a very strong signal about who your medicines regulator works for, moving it from your health dept to your business dept. Shame, EC.
Uh-oh. European Commission has moved European Medicines Agency from Dept Health & Consumers to Dept Enterprise & Industry. This will be bad.
there is no mystery or suspense greater than the crunching sounds of a printer in the 90 seconds before it -possibly- prints a page.
Internships-> inequality MT @mswainwright: young UK journalists come from wealthier backgrounds than young UK bankers economist.com/news/internati…
I diluted my application in a fart and blew it at them. RT @zeno001: Society of Homeopaths recruiting a new CEO homeopathy-soh.org/home/vacancies/
RT @hmkyale: We shouldn't have 2 see results of trials only thru eyes of original investigators. jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?a… #AllTrials
So hard to think yourself into the undefeatably confident shoes of PCC Wright. When he gets home, what's he thinking? bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
journalist request to speak to govt scientist triggers 110 pages of panic, all pleasingly now released under FOI thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1234766…
I'll be very interested to see what an independent Scotland does to shift the horrific health inequality in Glasgow. who.int/bulletin/volum…
Great to see solid stand against hidden trial data from NICE. Thanks all, how far we've come #AllTrials RT @NICEcomms nice.org.uk/News/Article/n…
Algorithms RT @ShaunKitchener: Bloody hell Facebook, not ENTIRELY sure that's a "related" thing pic.twitter.com/0WjIEacRW0
Hey @Ford the crappy thin metal trim on your doorhandles peels back into tiny razors and keeps cutting our hands. pic.twitter.com/sOrmGkF9oL
RT @kcIMT122: coolest way EVER to separate egg yolk from white. youtube.com/watch?v=B4E_9i…
Pro tip: if you put the bottom of the cake tin in upside down, cake leaks onto the grill pan and fuses with old bacon pic.twitter.com/OYntVSryEb
Jesus Christ this is going to take about eight hundred million years.
Also this cake would be the size of a beach ball. I just need a normal cake. pic.twitter.com/oO3GX7fdWn
The available reference texts are useless. How am I supposed to separate egg yolk from egg white? With my fingers? pic.twitter.com/X7KTeLqxqI
Remembering that I don't give two shits about baking, what is the fastest possible way to make a sponge? Nb "going to the shop" doesnt count
"Scientists report direct brain-to-brain communication". This is a cheap gimmick, and yet I absolutely love it feedly.com/e/MZl7aJ_p
"Race distributions of police departments versus residents" feedly.com/e/zdlxvHEV
Harmless advert? Or elaborate mass murder scheme by crazed IQ-eugenicist. pic.twitter.com/7PWSiyJgE1
interesting times for companies called "Isis" pic.twitter.com/inww1alcKz
White House asking for science priorities. Replication? Regulatory barriers to RCTs? RT @StuartBuck1: federalregister.gov/articles/2014/…
If you want an image of London imagine a terrapin riding a dead fox in the Regents canal, forever. pic.twitter.com/joBEWesA6c
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Shire hiding midodrine data, for shame #alltrials neurology.org/content/early/… Also this should be in the ABSTRACT not text pic.twitter.com/FiQ3mCm1XF
Hey @ChiOnwurah MP has a compo where if you make something fun with her open data you get tea with her (she’s nice) chionwurahmp.com/2014/08/chi-an…
here’s something i’d like: get an email with a link, fw that to evernote, evernote grabs the link, so i can read that page later on tablet.
The Shinton takedown of the alteplase trials is fascinating, especially the peculiar switch to open-label bmj.com/content/349/bm… #badpharma
Naked photos of a celebrity all over twitter without her consent? Seriously @Support, you know it would be trivial to block, this is foul.
lovely linguistic analysis study finds differences between Stapel's descriptions of his faked and real data feedly.com/e/-cBbJKAt
Israel announces a huge new land grab from occupied Palestine. Surely this is the time to build on a fragile peace. reuters.com/article/2014/0…
That’s not my <object>, it’s <component> is too <attribute>.
Half are pedestrians / bikes. RT @erikbryn: Non-driverless cars kill 1,240,000 humans per year who.int/gho/road_safet… pic.twitter.com/nSCrYtcPRK
Here's a new coalition RT @FearLoathingBTX: Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies vice.com/en_uk/read/lea…
Despite being laughably unequal, the US has made NFL a socialist utopia with fixed spends on players. I had no idea. ft.com/cms/s/0/fda24b…