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Why I called for the Brazilian Senate to impeach President Bolsanaro over our Covid crisis

Science-based policies can save us from future pandemics. We won't get them by remaining silent when denialism takes over governments.

The much-hyped UAP report’s lack of substance will do little to deter avid UFO believers

UFO believers eagerly awaited the US government's report into UAPs - the fact that the report offers nothing concrete won't bother them

Going cashless may be the future, but we can’t afford to leave vulnerable people behind

As cashless becomes the norm in society, we need to prioritise accessibility to ensure the elderly, poor or vulnerable aren't left out

The UK’s plan to please India by promoting Ayurvedic medicine puts politics ahead of science

In another attempt to please the Indian government, our politicians want us to use more Ayurvedic medicine - this time, they should listen to the science

Reinventing the Past: Why rely on orthodox historical study when you can invent your own?

From the archives, Rachel Carthy looks at the burgeoning free-for-all she calls cryptohistory

Inside the White Rose: The Covid conspiracy graffiti group operating on your doorstep

Throughout the pandemic, the White Rose movement has been growing, plastering towns with Covid conspiracy propaganda stickers

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