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Ian Leslie is a writer, author of CURIOUS: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, and writer/presenter of BBC R4's Before They Were Famous.
Humanity is likely to deal successfully with the climate crisis, but it needs to believe that it can.
When trying to get the public on side, ministers should remember patriotism is the basis of progress.
You don’t need to be a scientist to understand that face masks work. In fact, it might help if you’re not.
Biden is not a natural progressive, which makes it hard for the Republicans to demonise him as an America-hating radical.
Non-scientists can perform the useful task of testing and interrogating the case made by the scientists.
Zoom meetings, although necessary, are void of the comfort that comes with shaking hands or kissing someone before a conversation.
When the violence of the George Floyd protests began to prompt an authoritarian crackdown, black leaders rose to the moment.
Each briefly threatened to become a pandemic, but those who dealt with them directly knew they could have caused far greater damage.
In 2011, in the shadow of the much-criticised swine flu response, officials prepared a new pandemic blueprint.
The soothing phrase “guided by the science” means very little.