Free speech does not imply the freedom to mislead. We want our media to be free, but also honest and reliable.
Euclid is a space telescope planned for launch in 2020 by the European Space Agency, and will make a map of the distribution of billions of galaxies in the Universe. This will make it possible to map the history and evolution of the dark Universe, which is the name given to describe everything we do not understand about the Universe.
Although braced for bad news in terms of cuts to their budgets, many cities also held high expectations that the Spending Review would bring some good news on additional freedoms for local areas to prioritise spending, and new capital investment to boost local growth.
With the closure of the Ministry of Defence desk specifically dealing with claimed alien encounters in the UK, we now have no formal department to analyse - or respond to - any potentially legitimate claim. In other words, if E.T. phones home, all he'll get is 'number unobtainable.' But how likely is a call from E.T. in the first place? Well, let me put it this way: I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I do believe in aliens. I also believe in interstellar spaceships and life on other planets. Is this rational? Far from being outlandish, this is the only logical conclusion to draw about the universe and our place in it.
Hence, the ambitious TAHMO project we are pioneering which requires the installation of 20,000 measuring stations, each one costing only 500 dollars, at intervals of 30 kilometres. The new weather stations, based upon latest cost-effective technology, will measure all standard meteorological variables (rainfall, radiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction).
Victims of domestic abuse frequently drop legal cases if the perpetrator promises to change, suggesting emotional attachment drives unhelpful decisions. As many as 80 percent of victims 'recant', meaning they drop the charges, or deny the crime occurred.
Recent research from Queensland, Australia has revealed a new health benefit for the humble tomato fruit. Tomatoes are already known to have positive health effects in a myriad of ways - from helping to fight off cardiovascular disease to helping to prevent strokes - but the latest study focuses on the antioxidant lycopene.
The reason people are putting on weight and getting sick is not because they are eating too much but because they are eating too much FAKE foods. From this experience my message to health professionals around the world is to advise your clients or patients to eat less fake food and exercise the choice to eat real food more!
If young scientists ruled the world, it might be a better place - but then there'd be no-one to do science. FameLab brings us the best of both: young scientists advancing the sum of human knowledge and learning to share it with us all - from world politician to ordinary punter.
Painful as it is to acknowledge as the President of a top science and technology university in Europe, the risks are particularly grave for European countries unless the continent raises its game in a quite dramatic way.
The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.
Are you a woman? You are more likely to travel faster than men at the weekend, but will be slower during the week. Are you aged 50-54? It might surprise you to know that you are among the fastest age group in the country. Are you in a boy band? I can't help you there.
Open ... and Shut Big Data is all the rage. Now if only someone had to clue what to do with it. According to a new survey of senior executives by Big...
0 days ago I started a 21 day experiment where I eat 5,794 calories of a low carbohydrate high fat to diet to see if a calorie is really just a calorie. I have come across some militant scientists, who say my experiment is bogus, and some very supportive ones, who have applauded me for trying to push science forward.
The government is backing or high growth potential technology sector, giving them the best chance to succeed on a global scale. Missions such as the ones launched today will play a vital part in making sure that we can export our exciting innovations abroad, helping to boost the economy and support business.
Bee numbers have been on the decline since the Sixties, so it is crucial to raise as much awareness as possible around their economical and environmental importance to encourage people to show their support for the British bee.