Pointing At Science

We’ve got 1093 days left to save our planet

Steve Pointing Jul 03, 2017

With signs that the global rise in CO2emissions declined slightly over the past few years there has been a tendency to suggest this is due to efforts in curbing emissions leading up to and resulting from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.   As likely as not though this may simply reflect a reduction in coal utilisation by China … Read More

A link between the economy, cancer and corporate deviancy?

Steve Pointing May 30, 2016

A few quirky social studies have appeared in the science literature, reporting data that the authors variously claim links increased cancer deaths to economic downturn, identifies a ‘value’ for corporate misconduct, and shows that the effort you put in to a relationship depends on how your partner stacks up against the competition! Is there a link between economic downturn and … Read More


Ant-tastic science

Steve Pointing Mar 23, 2016

There have been several recent scientific papers about ants that really caught my eye. I share some thoughts on these below, or you can listen to my Dear Science podcast this week for more on these stories. War and Peace – ant style African acacia ants build their colonies in trees and are well known … Read More

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