Is there a genetic basis for risk-taking, linked to our mental and physical wellbeing?
Rachel David finds out why scientists are making jelly volcanoes
Everyone can—and should—learn to deal with risk and uncertainty for themselves says Gerg Gigerenzer …
More and more we worry about the shape of our lips or the health of our poo as the darker side of technology plays on our fears …
In the wake of the L’Aquila disaster and trial, what should scientists do when they need to talk about risk?
I was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, and although I couldn’t wait to leave the place when I headed off to University, I have since come to love it in its own way. While Ipswich itself is a fairly bland place, my memories of the countryside around the town are pretty idyllic. I spent my 18th […]
At 03:32 on 6 April 2009, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale devastated the Italian town of L’Aquila. The collapse or damage of nearly 20,000 buildings resulted in the loss of 309 lives, more than 1500 injuries and 65,000 people being displaced from their homes. Loss of life on such a large scale […]
The recent alarm over use of sub-standard breast implants has exposed serious flaws in the European health regulatory system. But leaders must ensure that they strike a balance between managing risk and stifling innovation in coming up with a better model. Nearly two years ago, in March 2010, the French health regulatory authorities conducted a […]