Category Archives: Bad Science

Excessive coffee linked with heart failure


“Two cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of heart failure (but five can be bad for you),” the Daily Mail reported today. This seemingly contradictory headline is actually a fair but slightly overenthusiastic reflection of… via Excessive … Continue reading

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Myths and realities about the brain


This article is taken from, The Brain: Our Sense of Self, by US The National Institutes of Health And National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke. “I think, therefore I am.” —René Descartes, 17th-century philosopher Few of us question the … Continue reading

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Favourite pick – ‘Bad Science’ by Ben Goldacre


Be very, very careful what you put into that head,  because you will never, ever get it out. Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530) I am short of words to describe how satisfied I have been with Guardian’s columnist, Dr Ben Goldacre, … Continue reading

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