As with many other areas of public finance, funding for science is under major threat – maybe facing up to 25 per cent reductions, says Bob Carling. Many senior figures feel that proposed cuts will destroy the international excellence of science in the UK.
Last week I heard in the news that breast cancer death rates are down nearly 30 per cent since 1980, and although I of course think good thoughts about figures like these and the new wonder drugs and breaks-through we have from time to time, my happiness is tinged with very personal sadness.
If you’re a hard-pressed parent or guardian trying to encourage your child to eat a bit more healthily with their ‘five-a-day’ portions of fruit and veg, your job has just been made unnecessarily harder by the BBC and other media outlets.
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a "cold bath" for theology, but also a stimulus to Christian theologians to think bold and enlivening new thoughts about God, says a Georgetown University professor.
“We believe the United Nations Climate Change Conference is a place where faith and science must intersect” says an open letter posted on The United Church of Canada’s website ahead of the vital Copenhagen meeting.
In the scientific community, there has been a significant increase in sightings of articles and studies on the "science" of religion, says Douglas Anderson. But they don't necessarily prove very enlightening.