Holy exponential parking charges Batman!

There wasn’t much to be achieved at the weekend although I did pick my parents up from their last minute skiing holiday. It did lead to some colourful language when I got tagged by the airports parking scam. I carefully timed the drive down to arrive as my parented landed. In fact they were slightly …

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Help! Most of our Universe is missing

We went to an interesting lecture last night at Churchill College. There is a problem with the universe. It doesn’t quite behave as we would expect it to given the amount of mass we can see in it. To account for the difference in the observed universe and the what the gravitational models predict in …

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Bad Science

I finally finished Bad Science last night, written by the excellent Guardian science reporter Ben Goldacre. It’s a tour-de-force of rage against the combined forces of exploitative quacks, big pharma and of course the media. Throughout the book he lays down the basics of the scientific method and how it related to epidemiological research while …

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