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The WEF Global Agenda Councils meeting in Dubai

I was delighted to be invited to join the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnologies.  The first event was the annual meeting of the GAC’s in Dubai in late November 2014.  Here are a few thoughts on the event and mandate which the Nanotech Council developed at the meeting which was to  ‘seek opportunities […]

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Is science ‘a giant Ponzi scheme’ undermining public faith & support?

Margaret Heffernan has allowed us to highlight the science chapter of her new book on the corrosive effect of competition. The voices of scientists across the world illustrate how the focus on star performers and the tyranny of citations makes for poor quality science, stressed scientists, a ‘Ponzi scheme’ of unnattainable career paths and more….

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