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Understanding the impact of increased testing

We will see a jump in confirmed cases of COVID-19 as the government rolls out testing, which for many …

Comment on political reaction to emerging science on coronavirus

The study pre-released yesterday by Oxford University’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease …

Engaging with uncertainty

How people handle uncertainty is the biggest worry researchers and politicians raise with us. Here …

How to talk about conspiracy theories

We’ve seen a lot of conspiracy theories about coronavirus – these are 5 pointers for having constructive …

Transparency in the government response to COVID-19

As the government response to COVID-19 is scrutinised by experts and non-experts alike across the country, …

Nominations for the John Maddox Prize 2020 open

Researchers who have shown great courage and integrity in standing up for science and scientific reasoning …

John Maddox Prize

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility. Nominations open until 11 May.

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