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Fat and sweet – how your sugar habit could kill you

We’ve had a bumper crop recently of unhealthy diet and lifestyle stories,with the latest being some beautifully informed opinion on excessive meat eating and its association with dropping dead from perfectly preventable diseases. The spEak You’re bRanes response is to make snide comments about the godgivenness of a full English breakfast, and the value in […]

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Who now shall be the Archbeard of all England?

News of the appointment via Twitter of the next Archbishop of Canterbury has gone down well in online medialand. From spEak You’re bRanes this morning, a selection… “I am King of the Fairies and declare that only mushrooms are to be eaten on Tuesdays and served up by scantily-clad young ladies.” “Which one is he […]

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Ban cycle helmets … or make helmets compulsory for all!

Cycle helmets are next to useless, but that in itself will not prevent their use being made compulsory. Recent history shows that where there’s a political will, any amount of nonsense can make its way into the statute book. If cycle helmets are any use, then surely it makes sense to force everyone to wear […]

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Nanny says: “Get off your lardy arse!”

Lazing in bed this morning with my iPad, I saw that the big health story of the day is a scientific study which shows how inactivity can really fuck you up. And then there’s the inevitable spEak You’re bRanes comments complaining about nanny statism. The study, published in The Lancet, shows that a lack of […]

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Burn the witch(es)!

spEak You’re bRanes, Guardian style… “Even prison sentences seem to lenient for this twisted and sinister behaviour. Rebekah Brooks should be burnt at the stake. Who do these people think they are?” Or is that a News of the World reader holding forth on a matter of great public import? I get terribly confused at […]

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Climate denialism as anti-politics

Today in an email forum for science communication professionals, a member cited an article by Guardian art critic and Turner Prize jurist Jonathan Jones. The piece discusses the London Science Museum‘s current climate change exhibition, and an opinion poll conducted by the museum on the imminent Copenhagen Summit. The following is based on my contribution […]

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“It’s not fair, you can’t make me eat my greens!”

Is a sensible suggestion nullified when made by Gordon Brown? I refer to the prime minister’s call for Britons to stop wasting four million tonnes of food every year. This ties in with the publication of a Cabinet Office report report which claims that up to 40% of food harvested in developing countries is lost […]

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