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How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

Crikey July 11, 2017 9 Comments

Wrong again, fellas. Master's student in sustainability Tom Allen helps Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny understand basic climate science.

Taxpayers fund scientific research, but the resulting data is kept secret

Crikey March 6, 2017 5 Comments

Giving open access to already-used data has some key benefits, writes biologist Allen Greer.

What glows in the dark and has four penises?

What glows in the dark and has four penises?

Crikey Intern November 18, 2016 3 Comments

Crikey intern Rachel Robertson takes us through 10 of the oddest animals recently discovered.

The supermoon is a super lie

Ben Sandilands November 15, 2016

There's a bad moon on the rise -- or at least, an enormous tide of ignorance when it comes to reporting on very common astronomical occurrences.

What do scientists make of Catalyst’s reinvention?

Crikey November 3, 2016 4 Comments

A review of Catalyst found staff had low morale and felt unsupported by management. The show will be completely reworked next year -- but the scientific community is split on whether that is a good idea, write Anthea Batsakis and Myriam Robin

The looming crisis for women in Oz tech

Bernard Keane March 16, 2016 9 Comments

One of the most important industries in Australia has few women -- and the situation is getting worse. Bernard Keane looks at the tech sector and its "female problem".

How Turnbull can show true commitment to science

How Turnbull can show true commitment to science

Josh Taylor October 27, 2015 12 Comments

Does Malcolm Turnbull really want this government to back science? Here are some of Abbott's mistakes he can fix.

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

Helen Razer March 26, 2015 31 Comments

A toxic mix of scientism and a delusional belief in pseudo-history have created a world in which we pick and choose easy "answers", rather than search for actual knowledge.

Rundle: understanding anti-vaxxers

Rundle: understanding anti-vaxxers

Guy Rundle February 13, 2015 117 Comments

The anti-vaxx crowd are wrong, but that does not mean they are irrational.

Razer’s Class Warfare: illness is not caused by ‘bad thoughts’

Razer’s Class Warfare: illness is not caused by ‘bad thoughts’

Helen Razer November 20, 2014 31 Comments

Sarah "I Quit Sugar" Wilson has declared illness to be caused by "female self-hatred". Actual scientists think somewhat differently.