Category Archives: Peer Reviewed Research

PhD students: Don’t ‘occupy publishing’, just do your bit

Academics are getting more and more unhappy about the state of scientific publishing in the UK in what is becoming known as the ‘academic spring’. Timothy Gowers wrote in the THE recently about why he – like many academics – is … Continue reading

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Are the CIA sending secret messages from my fillings, or is it just a graphene biosensor?

“People who believe that their teeth are transmitting messages – perhaps from the CIA – through secret implants in their fillings can normally be dismissed as unbalanced. But Michael McAlpine of Princeton University, US, whose team is responsible for a … Continue reading

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Angry scientists

I recently covered the news that a government report has recommended an independent body be set up to ensure that scientific research maintains its’ integrity. But I’ve been surprised at how scientists within the report and in journalists have reacted with consternation at what … Continue reading

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The quantum nose

As senses go, smell is an incredibly interesting one. We really know very little about it. When you smell something tiny, tiny bits of it are floating off of it and wafting into your nose. There, the different molecules of … Continue reading

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