Communicating risk – Mark Henderson

In the fourth of our interviews on the Fukushima crisis, Mark Henderson, Science Editor of The Times, tells us about how to get the tone of reports right, and why the relationship between science and the media is getting better. How do you go about obtaining scientific information for your article? Can you give any … Continue reading Communicating risk – Mark Henderson

Communicating risk – Sir John Beddington

In the third of our interviews on the Fukushima crisis, Sir John Beddington speaks to us about getting the best scientific advice in a crisis, getting that advice to the people who need it, and predicting the next crisis. What does a Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) look like? First of all, SAGE is … Continue reading Communicating risk – Sir John Beddington

Communicating Risk – Robin Grimes

In the second of our series of interviews about the media coverage of the Fukushima crisis, Professor Robin Grimes of Imperial College London discusses how  scientists approach putting across complex science in a short time, and the reactions that his appearances on television and radio have provoked. So how did the media contact you? Through … Continue reading Communicating Risk – Robin Grimes

Communicating Risk – Robin McKie

On the 11th March, a devastating earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing a tsunami and resulting in a huge loss of life. It also affected nuclear power plants in the region, including the one in Fukishima. As sketchy details about possible nuclear hazards found their way into the international media, the media spotlight turned away from the … Continue reading Communicating Risk – Robin McKie

A more natural ‘Path’?

Here is a feature that I wrote for the current edition of Imperial College's student newspaper, Felix. Enjoy! In November last year the latest in a seemingly never-ending string of social networks launched. ‘Path’ was hyped as a new way to socialise online and claimed to be founded on scientific principles. Its creators call it ‘a … Continue reading A more natural ‘Path’?