Bad science: Threats - the homeopathic panacea
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Gene science pioneer scraps UK lecture tour after race row
Dr Andy Lewis runs a website called Quackometer; he criticised the Society of Homeopaths in no uncertain terms. In his opinion, they do not enforce their own "code of practice" (you're not even allowed to imply you can cure a named disease!); it is a figleaf; and they fail to censure their members over dangerous claims.
· Decision follows London and Bristol cancellations· Professor attempts to defend remarks in article
FRIDAY 19. OCTOBER 2007
Injections to boost fertility may be waste of time, experts warn
Letter: Witnesses must declare interests
· Women better off being fast-tracked to IVF· Drug adds to cost and increases risks
Letters: Your article (Abortion inquiry asks scientists to disclose links to faith groups, October 15) reported fears of infiltration into the evidence and witness list by the Christian Medical Fellowship in the science and technology select committee inquiry into the scientific issues impacting on abortion law.
THURSDAY 18. OCTOBER 2007
MPs call for 'minister of the seas'
Women urged not to use frozen eggs as insurance
Marine science in Britain is underfunded and uncoordinated despite the vital role played by oceans in the planet's wellbeing, MPs warn in a report today.
Breastfeeding smell linked to higher sex drive
·Many choose procedure for fear of losing fertility·Doctors warn there is no guarantee of pregnancy
How polymers will help you get those last dregs of ketchup out
Odours given off by breastfeeding women and newborn babies boost the sexual desires of other women, a team of fertility specialists claimed yesterday.
Scientists are working on a technique to create coatings for food containers that will cut down on waste.
WEDNESDAY 17. OCTOBER 2007
100 years on, DNA casts doubt on Crippen case
Scientists develop gene contraceptive free of hormones
It is one of the most notorious cases in British legal history, the story of an apparently mild-mannered doctor who poisoned and dismembered his showgirl wife, then fled across the Atlantic with his young lover - only to be caught after a sharp-eyed captain recognised him from the newspapers.
Acupuncture may harm chances of IVF pregnancy, say researchers
· Side effects of pill will be avoided, say researchers· Suppository or skin patch product still 10 years away
Women who have acupuncture alongside IVF treatment could harm their chances of becoming pregnant, researchers say.
TUESDAY 16. OCTOBER 2007
Interview: James Watson
Huge fossil of new dinosaur found in Patagonia
He won the Nobel prize for finding out what DNA looks like. Now James Watson is only too happy to spill the beans on old colleagues and rivals. By John Crace.
Daily sex can help to repair sperm, says fertility doctor
It was four storeys tall, had a neck 10 times longer than a giraffe's and was possibly history's biggest vegetarian: meet Futalognkosaurus dukei, "chief of the lizards".
Plan to store stem cells made from IVF embryos criticised
Frequent sexual activity improves the genetic quality of sperm and may help some couples conceive, fertility specialists have found.
Trees with rabbit genes accelerate cleaning of soil
· Scheme exploits parents' fears, fertility experts say · £8,500 procedure 'based on unproven technology'
· GM poplars break down pollutants 100 times faster · Scientists acknowledge environmental concerns
SUNDAY 14. OCTOBER 2007
Abortion inquiry asks scientists to disclose links to faith groups
Is there life on a moon of Saturn?
An influential inquiry into the future of Britain's abortion laws will begin today amid controversy over an apparent attempt by faith-based organisations to skew the balance of evidence presented to the committee of MPs.
New images of a giant planet's satellites taken by the 10-year Cassini probe have excited scientists.
SATURDAY 13. OCTOBER 2007
Bad science: After Madeleine, why not Bin Laden?
Ben Goldacre: Danie Krugel is an ex-policeman in South Africa who believes he can pinpoint the location of missing people anywhere on the map. He does this by using his special magic box, which works through "quantum physics", but you aren't allowed to know any more than that.
FRIDAY 12. OCTOBER 2007
Video: It's taking part that counts
Gore and UN share Nobel peace prize
Some of the the less likely participants at the Rubik's Cube World Championships in Hungary.
Cheap gene test may reveal risk of developing osteoarthritis
The former US vice-president Al Gore and the UN climate change panel will share the 2007 Nobel peace prize for raising awareness of the risks of climate change, the Nobel committee announced today.
Astronomers may be on brink of finding habitable 'second Earth'
Study to look at 500,000 regions of human genome £10 test could spot those needing early medication
Astronomers may be on the brink of discovering a second Earth-like planet, a find that would add fresh impetus to the search for extraterrestrial life, according to a leading science journal.
THURSDAY 11. OCTOBER 2007
Confusion over advice on alcohol for pregnant women
UK champion Dan Harris travels to the spiritual home of Rubik's Cube to take on the fastest cubers on the planet
· Standards body guideline permits glass of wine a day · Draft contradicts official policy of abstinence