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Is there any activity that doesn't produce a biological effect?
Spiked, 14 November 2005
Contribution to the spiked debate, 'Mobile phones and health: What are we scared of?'
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Contributors to this debate reveal a hodge-podge of concerns
Spiked, 8 November 2005
Contribution to the spiked debate, 'Mobile phones and health: What are we scared of?'
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If you could teach the world just one thing...
Spiked, 1 May 2005
Contribution to the spiked science survey.
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Al-Qaeda: a conspiracy of dunces?
Spiked, 14 April 2005
The real story of the 'ricin plot' is that Britain's would-be terrorists are a bunch of losers.
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We should test drugs on primates
Spiked, 10 March 2005
Contribution to the spiked debate, 'Drugs and health'
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A question of fear, not chemistry
Spiked, 16 November 2004
Many of the concerns about chemicals can best be described as conclusions in search of data.
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Facing the fear of bioterrorism
Spiked, 9 November 2004
The logic of our times is: Never mind the evidence, just focus on the possibility.
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Hunters in the house
Spiked, 24 September 2004
There's little point securing institutions from the outside, if they have failed to win the loyalty of those on the inside.
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They warn too much
Spiked, 30 July 2004
Why the UK government's booklet on ‘preparing for emergencies' backfired.
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A toxic tale of terror
Spiked, 7 April 2004
How the UK authorities unleashed osmium tetroxide on to an unsuspecting public. Read on

The precautionary principle assumes that prevention is better than cure
Spiked, 16 March 2004
Contribution to the spiked debate, 'Fearing the unknown'.
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Trust and perception
Spiked, 10 February 2004
Contribution to the spiked debate, 'Fearing the unknown'.
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Blunkett jumps the gun
Spiked, 7 February 2004
The laughable logistics of pre-empting terrorism.
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Britain's bunker mentality
Spiked, 22 January 2004
What kind of message does the UK's fortification of its overseas missions send to the world - and to terrorists?
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An arresting sight
Spiked, 4 December 2003
Why does it take 26 armed police units to detain one terrorist suspect?
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Phone alarm
Spiked, 27 November 2003
A new book examines how the culture of precaution shaped public fears over mobile phones.
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Houses of precaution
Spiked, 22 May 2003
Will the concrete blocks installed to protect Parliament from terror make the UK feel secure, or scared?
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Communicating the War on Terror
Spiked, 22 May 2003
An open public debate is key to striking the right note in the war on terror.
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Men without a mission
Spiked, 27 February 2003
Soldiers don't just need equipment and orders - they also need a reason to fight.
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A state of dis-union
Spiked, 30 January 2003
President Bush's speech showed up the lack of ambition in modern America.
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States of mind
Spiked, 3 December 2002
Part of the West's response to terrorism should be to develop a more rational approach to risk.
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Eroding expertise
Spiked, 28 August 2002
Scientists should listen to public concerns, not pander to them.
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Speaking of science
Spiked, 30 May 2002
The UK prime minister has celebrated science - too cautiously.
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Morals vs evidence
Spiked, 20 November 2001
Contribution to the spiked debate, 'Global warming'.
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Judging Pop Idol
Spiked, 13 November 2001
ITV's new series following the creation of a Pop Idol is not nice - and that's its appeal.
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Gender-bending chemicals: fact and fiction
Spiked, 11 July 2001
ITV's new series following the creation of a Pop Idol is not nice - and that's its appeal.
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Leap-frogging over science
Spiked, 11 July 2001
Deconstructing the transatlantic concern over deformed frogs' legs..
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Spiked-proposals: Science
Spiked, 7 June 2001
To help build a more advanced world, the government should stop hiding behind 'precaution' and 'participation', and encourage scientists to experiment and to think big.
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Science by committee
Spiked, 5 June 2001
The Euro-ban on phthalates is a dangerous sign of the times.
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Household products - toxic shocks?
Spiked, 20 February 2001
Why is Friends of the Earth scaring mothers about 'risky chemicals' in childcare articles and other everyday products?
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Toxic salmon? Codswallop
Spiked, 22 January 2001
A BBC documentary on the potential dangers of farmed salmon made for big publicity - but contained little evidence.
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