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April 10th to 16th 2016 sees the annual event that is known as 'Homeopathy Awareness Week'. Normally awareness promotion campaigns are done in order to benefit the public in some way. e.g. promoting awareness of symptoms of breast or testicular cancer. However, this awareness campaign is run by homeopaths for the benefit of, well, homeopaths. This 'awareness week' is really nothing more than an advertising campaign.
However, it is worth the general public becoming more aware of homeopathy and the (...)
The Open University and futurelearn.com , with the support of Dangoor Education, are offering a free, 8-week course on the moons of our solar system.
To enrol on this course just go here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/moons
It begins on the 17th March, lasts for 8 weeks and requires (...)
Climate change is an issue that's very difficult for the layperson to evaluate as it's such a diverse topic involving many areas of science. It isn't easy to develop a good, basic understanding of the issue based on the science behind it as it's all so complex.
Fortunately, the Royal Society and (...)
From the Open University to all followers and students:
Hay Festival 23 May – 2 June 2013
The Open University is delighted to be working in association with the Hay Festival again this year with three events being held during the programme on Saturday 25 May. The festival, in its 26th year, is (...)
Fraudster James McCormick, 57, of Langport, Somerset has been jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors.
The bomb detectors were basically dowsing devices. They consisted of a handle with a freely swinging antenna that would (...)
"Supermarkets are pandering to misplaced consumer fears about the health risks of of widely used food ingredients in a cynical marketing move, a group representing young scientists has warned."
In the wake of the measles outbreak in Swansea, concern has been growing about whether people have not only been avoiding vaccinating their children because of unfounded scaremongering in the press but also because they're choosing so-called 'alternative vaccinations' such as homeopathic vaccinations (or (...)
A remake of the film The Dam Busters is being written and this has led to an issue regarding the Dam Busters' mascot: a dog that was called "Nigger". Should the remake of the movie remain true to historical accuracy or should a less emotive name be used instead considering that historical (...)
Advertisers love to market their products with appeals to nature. This is because we have a twisted idea about the reality of nature whereby we think it's all harmonious, balanced, everything about nature is inherently good and so on. This false belief is described by the naturalistic fallacy or appeal to (...)