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How do we define success in science policy, by the short term outcomes or what we can see 40 years down the line? Conor Fitzpatrick discusses the nuanced relationship in policy between long term investment and short-term outcomes in the High Energy Physics world.Read More
Science Policy bridges the gap between the research laboratory and the government. Helena Brown writes about the vital role of science policy, and how scientists are encouraged to engage at the Francis Crick Institute.Read More
In the amidst of a pandemic, we must not forget the other health challenges that continue to face the world. Kirsty Le Doare writes about maternal and newborn infectious disease in low and middle- income countries in light of Covid-19.Read More
Disease X was prophesied by the World Health Organisation, and now it is here in the form of Covid-19. Alana Cullen discusses why pandemics are set to increase, and the story of Coronavirus.Read More
Gloves- a barrier to disease, or an emotional comfort when faced with disease? Dr Fay Bound Alberti discusses the history of hand washing and the role of gloves in medical history.Read More
Black Swan events happen infrequently but when they do, have a high impact. Alan Mosca explains the current risk analysis systems, and the potential for better ones which encompass these Black Swans.Read More
With the climate crisis growing, governments are having to debate ways to help cut their carbon emissions; and introducing a Frequent Flyer Levy could be the way forward.Read More
With all the bad press surrounding drones, Gavin Costigan explores the positive impacts they could have on society, with the right privacy and security regulations in place.Read More
With facial recognition technologies being increasingly commonplace, Dr Fay Bound Alberti discusses the use of such technologies, the ethics surrounding them, as well as the historical relevance of the issues faced.Read More
Nineteenth-century philosopher and social theorist Auguste Comte famously proposed “that there is one kind of objective knowledge in the world, and that the natural sciences have shown in practice what it is” (Smith, 2007: 93). Would that it were so simple.Read More