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Time to ditch the press release?

At the National Astronomy Meeting in 2004 I listened to Dr David Whitehouse, who I think was then Science Editor at the BBC, give advice about feeding science stories to the media. He made quite a few points, but there are three I remember. Don’t push a story on...

The Drayson / Goldacre Debate

On the 16th of September there was a debate between Lord Drayson, Minister for Science amongst other things, and Ben Goldacre, the Guardian’s Bad Science columnist. The matter under discussion was the quality of science journalism. It stems from a debate at the...

Fund your project via the web

I saw an interesting funding opportunity on ReadWriteWeb and, because it’s only open to Americans, I thought to share it. Kickstarter.com looks like it could be useful for funding small-scale academic projects. The idea is simple enough, you look through the various...

-ve on Bonekickers

Bonekickers has limped to the end of its run and after an epic quest which spanned four thousand years and half a dozen major finds, Gillian Magwilde finally acheived her quest in an madcap manner which sealed Bonekickers in the pantheon of British television...