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Nature Journal Wins Free Speech Lawsuit
2012-07-09 13:20:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A critical view of a British scientist published by the scientific journal Nature in a November 2008 article has been ruled as responsible and honest by a Bristol crown court judge on Friday, after the scientist sued for libel. Physicist Mohamed El Naschie said an article published in the journal had damaged his reputation. However, the publishers argued that the report was fair, honest, and in the public interest. The article...

2008-07-11 15:00:13

By EWAN, John Trick or Treatment: Alternative medicine on trial, by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst. Bantam Press. $39.99. 342 pages. Reviewed by John Ewan. -------------------- The next time you take a pill, one or more of the following things will happen: You will get better in spite of the pill (you were recovering anyway). You will get better because you think you are going to get better (placebo effect). You will have a reaction to the treatment. You will recover. If...

2004-11-26 18:00:11

THE BIG BANG by Simon Singh (Fourth Estate, Pounds 20) ROLL UP for the greatest story ever told! At last, science describes the creation of the universe! Well, not quite. On creation as most of us understand it, science is silent. It has no better explanation of how a universe appears out of nothing than you or I, and scientists are just as likely to bring God into the story. What science can describe, however, is what happened after energy, matter, time and space appeared...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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