Thursday, May 22, 2014

International Clinical Trials Day

Today (May 20th)  is International Clinical Trials Day. Watch the new campaign video. And change something.
Results from around half of all clinical trials have never been published. Information on what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. The contributions of the hundreds of thousands of patients who took part in those trials remain unused and unusable.
Get 10 people to sign the AllTrials petition to make clinical trials count. Public pressure is already changing regulations and getting past trials published in some countries. You and everyone you know can join at and by sharing this video
Please share the video with your networks via Twitter (#AllTrials), Facebook, in your newsletters and blogs. Can you put it on your organisation’s website?

Best wishes  

Ian Bushfield
Campaigns Support Officer
Sense About Science
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7490 9590

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mysterious Hexagon May Reveal Length of Saturn's Day

Fixed above Saturn’s north pole is something as beguiling as Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: a hexagonal storm kept in place by a peculiar jet stream. Now, planetary scientists say that the rotation of the hexagon could most accurately reflect the length of Saturn’s short-lived day: 10 hours, 39 minutes, and 23 seconds

Electronic Smog Disorients European Robins

The traffic reports on AM radio might help humans navigate, but the electromagnetic waves they travel on could have the opposite effect on birds. A 7-year investigation has discovered that radio waves disrupt the piloting systems of migratory European robins. The work, experts say, provides convincing evidence that such transmissions can alter animal behavior
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