Category Archives: Politics

UK invests £65M in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in US

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Why I marched for science

At the Guardian.

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Take nobody’s word for it – evidence and authority in a world of propaganda

At the Guardian.

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Accelerating News

Interview in CERN’s “Accelerating News“

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After a summer of excitement, we’re left with the status quo. And maybe that’s no bad thing

At the Guardian.

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For the record…

Recently I was involved in discussions that led to a meeting of climate-change skeptics moving from UCL premises. As a result, a couple of articles appeared about me on a climate website and on the right-wing “Breitbart” site. In the more measured … Continue reading

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Don’t let’s quit

This doesn’t belong on the Guardian Science pages, because even though universities and science will suffer if Britain leaves the EU, that’s not my main reason for voting ‘remain’. But lots of friends have been writing or talking about their … Continue reading

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Running to stand still: a brief political analogy

Yesterday morning, the clock radio was broken because we’d spilled water on it. In the evening, a bolt fell out of the bed, and we noticed that the whole bed was in danger of collapse. During the day, I dried … Continue reading

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Europe chooses its ‘roadmap’ for science facilities

At the Guardian.

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Weasels in the Large Hadron Collider, and self-throwing dead cats

At the Guardian.

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