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Hurricane Irma – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 7th, 2017.

With three hurricanes currently tracking through the Atlantic, experts are watching Hurricane Irma, which is being called one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record. The hurricane has reached the Caribbean islands and may track toward Florida by the weekend.   The UK SMC gathered expert commentary on Hurricane Irma. Please feel free to […]

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Ebola becoming airborne – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on October 3rd, 2014.

Media coverage around the continuing Ebola outbreak has questioned whether or not the virus could in future change its mode of transmission to become airborne, though this is thought to be unlikely. The coverage follows news of the first imported case of Ebola in the United States, where a man from Liberia was admitted to a hospital […]

First case of Ebola in United States – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on October 2nd, 2014.

The first imported case of Ebola in the US has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and authorities are monitoring at least five schoolchildren who came into contact with the patient after he became sick and infectious. The patient came to the United States from Liberia on 20 September aboard a commercial […]

Scientist, politician, patriot

John Kerr posted in on August 10th, 2011.

Writing for the New York Times, Cornelia Dean looks at a new US initiative aiming to get scientists out of the lab and into politics. An excerpt (read in full here): Groups Call for Scientists to Engage the Body Politic When asked to name a scientist, Americans are stumped. In one recent survey, the top […]

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