Where maternity is concerned, studies are quick to generalise. But when paternity comes in, research hardly ever gets further than the testicles.
The neuroscientist's first novel has clunking cliches, terrible characters and dialogue about the "dissociation of reproduction from copulation". Finishing it has become a nerd challenge, writes Helen Lewis.
The huge cuts to laboratories and equipment have already undermined the UK's world class science base.
We shouldn’t be afraid to tell people the full story, or admit the things we don’t know. Otherwise, we’ve engaged in exactly the sort of sloppy, lazy, error-prone journalism we’d normally criticise.
The best of all possible worlds.
The Large Hadron Collider at Cern is a thing of wonder – not just for smashing 600 million protons together a second, but for uniting 10,000 scientists from 113 countries in the pursuit of knowledge.
A special edition on evidence, out Wednesday 19 December.
Genetics explained, with added kittens.
In the cult of TED, everything is awesome and inspirational, and ideas aren’t supposed to be challenged, says Martin Robbins.