Last week, Elon Musk astonished planet Earth again by successfully launching his Falcon Heavy, the most powerful reusable rocket in current use. This exploit has been viewed by some unkind
In a recent article in The Atlantic, Sam Kean, a US historian, says that Lysenkoism is regaining popularity in Russia. As a reminder, this ideology, which emerged in the 1920s
When we are cataloguing the pseudo-sciences, we often automatically include pessimistic and doom-mongering theories, but we rarely think to discuss ideas from the camp promoting the beneficial effects of scientific
In 2010, I carried out a small survey on how people talked about the precautionary principle on the Internet. I undertook a comparison of three languages, French, English and German.
The scientist Maria Sklodowska Curie was born in 1867. There have been numerous tributes to her on this 150th anniversary of her birth. But what lessons should be learned from
This year’s celebrations will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie. What could be a finer symbol for European science? A cutting-edge European scientist, born in Poland