Books 15 May 2015

Edzard Ernst: a scientist in wonderland

A new memoir of the great thwarter of alternative medicine is a paean to courage, conviction and reason.

6 January 2015

Vesalius: the 500th birthday of a scientific revolutionary

In this era of dogma, we could do with more of Vesalius's open-mindedness.

14 March 2013

It's the antibiotics
apocalypse! Again...

Ignore the Chief Medical Officer’s fearmongering: antibiotic resistance can be tackled with new antibiotics.

2 June 2010

A ‘second chamber’ of scientific expertise

In the past priests were forever poking their noses into politics to offer ‘moral guidance’. Now scientists do the same.

4 March 2009

It’s not the end of the world as we know it

Hysterical claims that we have only 93 months to ‘save our climate’ are based on ignorance of human ingenuity.

16 January 2009

Ernesto Guevara: the man behind the t-shirt

Che: Part One captures brilliantly the determination of the rebels and the cowardliness of Batista that led to the events of 1959.

5 February 2008

Kick the police out of politics

One of Sadiq Khan’s young voters is outraged that secret police bugged his MP. But who invited the cops into politics in the first place, he asks?