EU science chief: msg to academics and policymakers

CaSE  held its annual lecture last night with a most prominent speaker: the EU Chief Scientific Adviser to President J.M. Barroso. In addition to an invigorating talk about European scientific excellence and her role in promoting it, Prof Anne Glover had clear messages to the scientific and policymaking communities. Science in part of our CULTURE. […]

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Plagiarism

A refreshing yet saddening account of plagiarism was written about in the Financial Times: Plagiarism is more than an academic matter. The case of a well-known ‘hot-shot’ journalist was revealed by a blogger ten days ago. At the time of the FT article, the journalist in question was suspended from duty, however has apparently been […]

An imperfect man

In rekindling my interest in the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir, I recently re-read the Introduction to The Second Sex: Woman as Other. The whole book is a marvelous piece of non-fiction literature that I first read in my early 20s. It had a great influence on me. Now, perhaps in parts slightly […]

Food vs Fuel

  The world turned towards the US on the topic of food vs energy, a debate that is going strong as a primary cereal for food, feed and fuel production is growing thin. The FT reports [registering may be required to view in full]: UN urges US to cut ethanol production Some highlights: Corn, soyabean […]