A fishy affair

By David Hunter Writing in his usual uncompromising style Ben Goldacre describes the latest carry-ons in the “trial” carried out in Durham by the Council on whether fish oils improve GCSE performance: You’ll remember the Durham fish oil “trial” story, possibly the greatest example of scientific incompetence ever documented from a local authority. Initially they […]

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WoooOOOoooO!! Research!!

That “wooOOOooO” was the sound a ghost makes, just in case you were wondering.  I’m not sure if what follows is more of a tale about woeful reporting, or woeful research. What I am more sure about is that many of you will have seen BBC reporting that “[a] large study is to examine near-death experiences in […]

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