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The true costs to the UK economy as a result of Brexit

February 22, 2019

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The Centre for European Reform on 27 January 2019 produced one of their Insights dedicated to the costs of Brexit to the UK economy to September 2018 [link]. These analyses indicated that the UK economy is 2.3% smaller than it should have been, which equates to £17 billion per annum or, in ‘side-of-the-bus’ terminology £320 […]

Thinking about time-series……and mobile phones

December 13, 2018

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I recently published a paper with the exciting title ‘Analyses of temporal and spatial patterns of glioblastoma multiforme and other brain cancer subtypes in relation to mobile phones using synthetic counterfactuals’ in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research. At the time of writing this is still available as open access here [link], but because this research did not […]

Review of “The Naked Ape”

December 21, 2016

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50 years post-publication, I finally read (and reviewed) Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape”: http://www.funpolice.eu/index.htm 

New blog post “Epidemiology: a canine intervention”

December 13, 2016

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Sometimes, in science, and specifically in epidemiology, all that is needed is a dog’s perspective… …especially when it is about them… Read more my site ‘The FunPolice’ <link> Or direct to article: <link>  

Book Review of “Intellectuals and Society”

October 20, 2016

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So I read and reviewed “Intellectuals and Society” by the American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell. What a waste of time…. More on the Fun Police Website (Link to The Fun Police)

New blog post “Slinging mud at El Diablo”

October 4, 2016

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“Is there Evidence of Adverse Health Effects Near US Nuclear Installations? Infant Mortality in Coastal Communities near The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Station in California, 1989-2012”. ? …Is there…? Read the full story at The Fun Police: link Or directly to the article: link

New Fun Police blog post: “How not to die when watching television”

August 5, 2016

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Sometime last week the British, and probably international, newspapers were full of stories about new scientific data proving that binge watching (i.e. watching more than one episode of a series at a time, suppose) is detrimental to your health. Just a selection of the headings: “Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists” (BBC)  […]