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Angry man hits laptopClimate change rage: it’s not big and it’s not clever
This week, I have a whinge about the pseudo-sceptics who, for some strange reason, believe that anger constitutes an argument

Oil rigPeak oil: preparing for the extinction of 'petroleum man'
Humanity must ready itself for the arrival of global peak oil, argues ASPO President Professor Kjell Aleklett

Older woman using laptopInternet inequalities: is the digital divide here to stay?
Despite government attempts to bridge the 'digital divide', inequalities still exist in internet access and use along class, age and educational lines, says Dr Patrick White

European forestHuman activity has contributed to increased forestry disease
Human activity and abrupt climate change have contributed to 100 years of increased forestry disease, according to Kingston University academic

Umbrella under cloudsA meteorological revolution: forecasting climate change
Professor Stephen Belcher, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, talks to ScienceOmega.com about the development of climate services in the UK and beyond

Met Office Chief Executive John HirstMet Office launches Climate Service UK
ScienceOmega.com reports from the launch of Climate Service UK: a new framework to assist with the management of climate-related risks and opportunities

AstronautThe final frontier of investment: meet the space angels
Who are the space angels and what role are they likely to play in the future of space-related research?

Istanbul Congress Center ICCPersistent progress - an interview with ERA-EDTA's President
ERA-EDTA President Professor Raymond Vanholder converses with ScienceOmega.com at the organisation’s 50th annual congress

H5N1 haemagglutininCarbohydrate complexities: advancing glycoscience
Glycoscience is essential to our understanding of biology and a field that is coming into its own, according to Professor Geert-Jan Boons of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center…

Satellite Applications CatapultNew Catapult to propel UK satellite applications into the future
The Duke of York officially opens the Satellite Applications Catapult: a centre to facilitate the development and commercial exploitation of British satellite technologies

European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT)ECSAT unveiled: ‘ESA has landed in the UK’
Jean-Jacques Dordain and David Willetts unveil ECSAT: the European Space Agency’s first-ever UK facility

GrapheneGenuine creativity: exploring computational materials science
The STFC’s Professor Nicholas Harrison provides his expert perspective of computational materials science: one of the fastest-growing fields of contemporary research...

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Now that non-Western countries are submitting research, the theories are so adolescent and basically infantile in logic and misogynistic prejudice, it's appalling.

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This is not the serious science of challenging, checking, and probing; this is destructive and loudly clamouring scepticism born of vested interest, nimbyism, public-seeking controversialism, or sheer blinkered, dogmatic, political bloody-mindedness.

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey MP speaking on 'destructive' climate change scepticism

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