Has the press played up fears when reporting the swine flu epidemic? An unpublished study, commissioned by the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control, suggests not.
In the run up to Copenhagen what sort of coverage would King – former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now advising Rwanda’s government – like to see?
Welcome welcome one and all to London where the sun is shining and the buffet is, hmm, entirely fish. The event, at the Science Museum, was sponsored by The Norwegian Seafood Export Council. The rollmops were delicious and the company was fantastic – so exciting to see an international array of familiar faces all in one room. Read more
It’s all over. There’s probably a scientific explanation for this – and it’s something I’d suggest the organizers consider before hosting another conference in Australia. WHY is the Australian accent so infectious? I’ve found myself speaking like an extra from “Neighbours” without even realizing I’m doing it. I fear I may be offending our gracious hosts here in Melbourne with my constant “G’day mate’s” and incessant upwards inflection. I think I’m being funny. Maybe I should be at the other convention… … Read more
The session about spreading science by reaching women and children was an emotional journey. First up was Jacqueline Ashby of the Rural Innovation Institute in Columbia, who presented via video link. Her presentation was pretty positive and discussed improvements made in food security and nutrition by working with women’s groups. Read more