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Civil servants everywhere heave a sigh of relief. psd

There’s no better time for governments to go open source

The UK government has revealed that it is considering ditching Microsoft software for open source alternatives. Cabinet minister Frances Maude has said he wants to see a range of software being adopted…
Is this the moment of truth for the British press? Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Time for government to stand firm on press regulation

On Monday evening, the BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed that a sub-committee of the privy council had rejected the Royal Charter on press self-regulation put forward by the Press Standards Board of Finance…
The right people are not in the room in reform talks. WahTee

A-level reforms need real input from science experts

The government is undertaking an ambitious programme to reform qualifications in schools, with significant changes being made to GCSEs and A-levels over the next few years. This, in theory, is a positive…
The idea that mental health services are getting better is just smoke and mirrors. Flickr/Erika Linds

Mental health is in no fit state, whatever the politicians say

Foundation essay: This article on the state of mental health services is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the UK. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis…
The idea of Chi (life force) flowing through meridians has an allegorical quality and the appeal of an ancient provenance. jacqueline/Flickr

Acupuncture research – the path least scientific?

A recent, rather flattering, article on acupuncture on this website holds a mirror to a broader problem in the world of acupuncture research. A problem that goes to the heart of the most fundamental scientific…
Elizabeth has reached a milestone only one other Monarch has achieved. EPA/Leon Neal

Jubilee Queens: Elizabeth and Victoria’s diamond reigns

This weekend, Britain will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Bunting and cream cakes will turn neighbourhood roads into street parties and a flotilla of 1,000 boats will sail down the…
Cosmetic surgery is ubiquitous and increasingly acceptable but it still makes many people wary. AAP

Nip and tuck: cosmetic surgery guidelines miss the point

The Medical Board of Australia has just released draft supplementary guidelines for cosmetic, medical and surgical procedures. Overall, they’re condescending towards recipients of cosmetic surgery and…
Cosmetic surgery seems to be rising at the rate of about 10% a year. AAP

Our love/hate relationship with cosmetic surgery

In the course of researching two books about cosmetic surgery, the most shocking truth I have discovered is how uncontroversial or “normal” it has become. Over the last decade, I’ve interviewed many people…

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