Latest Sense About Science Stories
Each year around Christmas, a campaign comes forward and lists the top celebrity abuses against science for the year. And in 2012 there has been no shortage of scientific abuse by notable personalities.
Simon Cowell and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the celebrities who have made the annual list of bad science this year, an undertaking by the Sense About Science (SAS) charity.
As thousands more emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) are leaked on the internet, the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine, 'Dark Matter', calls for a debate into science and transparency.
The World Health Organization is warning against the use of homeopathic therapies to treat serious health conditions.
Scientists warn there is no conclusive evidence that products widely promoted to help the body "detox" work.
Medical Experts are warning the public that many â€˜do-it-yourselfâ€™ health tests may be inaccurate and even harmful. The doctors, in partnership with the Sense About Science charity, have also objected to the way these tests are being marketed to the public.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.