Storm in a test tube

What follows below is my original editorial column for the Laboratorytalk weekly newsletter, 30 March 2011. It was deemed too controversial to use. A rare squabble between testing laboratories has been filling up my inbox this week, after an investigation…

Lost in space

I have been known to shout at the television. I know it doesn’t help, but it makes me feel better. I was certainly doing so when watching what I thought would be a fascinating BBC documentary called Around the World…

Save science, employ an economist

The following is my original Laboratorytalk editor’s column from 9 December 2009.  Don’t you love it when new research overturns a fact so widely understood that it has become a cliche? The history of science is littered with revelations that…