Those with the least understanding of science oppose it the most and also think they know the most, a study showed.
john williamsHealth Facts Aren’t Enough. Should Persuasion Become a Priority? It seems important to engage the public more, & earn their trust through continued, more personal interaction, using different platforms. Dropping knowledge from on high doesn’t work.
john williamsEmployees can help to make Big Tech ethical: Big Tech, facing ever more opprobrium, should see the message is clear. To regain trust, it will have to engage not just with regulators, but with its own employees and stakeholders.
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john williamsClark is adamant that his biggest legacy in his job — development of an industrial strategy & a large increase in government support for R&D— will survive the change of regime in Downing Street. But doubts remain.
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False results have told women they have mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer
john williamsSenior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits following an influx of patients who have been wrongly told they are carrying dangerous mutations linked to cancer or other devastating conditions.
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Protecting people against the chaos wreaked by automation should be a priority. But populists would rather talk about trade, says Guardian columnist John Harris
john williams'When I spoke to Frey last week, the conversation ended with an ultra-dry, aphoristic point that cut straight to the heart of 2019’s nightmares: “The short run can be extremely disruptive. And it can last for a very long time.”
ECT is one of the best treatments available, says NHS psychiatrist Mariam Alexander
john williamsAs a psychiatrist, if I had severe depression I’d choose the ‘barbaric’ therapy : Things have moved on from the era of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. ECT is one of the best treatments available | Mariam Alexander
A report says a strategy covering Cardiff, Bristol and Newport could work to boost industry.
john williamsMidlands gets a spluttering engine rest of country's regions believe in power "Great Western Powerhouse" could boost industry and improve transport links. - Cardiff, Bristol and Newport councils in 'powerhouse' call
john williamsTime to make essential cancer drugs more affordable: “Our plea for making these new essential cancer medicines affordable in the developing world is bound to spark concern that the low prices will deter research and development spending for new drugs.”
The peak of American greatness lies 50 years in the past.
john williamsThe Sublime Grandeur of Apollo 11: Apollo was a peak example of the “technological sublime” — a moment, characteristic of American history, when a feat of technical mastery inspires a feeling of near-religious awe.
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