Ben Goldacre

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‘We stand on the cusp of a new era where we finally have the means to prevent an entire class of cancers.’ Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

After clean water, there is no health intervention that has saved more lives than vaccination – and none that has inspired more misguided opposition. (...)

Dara Ó Briain: 'On a spectrum from ranting and raving to urbanely quippy, I would hope in real life I’m more like the latter.' Photograph: Alan Betson

A man goes to the doctor and says he’s depressed. The doctor says, “Why don’t you go see the great clown Pagliacci? He’s in town tonight. That’ll chee(...)

Spin cycle: White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Daniel Levitin wants one minute of your time. “Democracy is this great thing, but it is not free,” says the neuroscientist, author and musician, who’s(...)

Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. So what’s the truth behind the food?

Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. It is such an appealing idea: that some foods are healthy, some unhealthy and some super(...)

To any reasonable person the names “Emmer”, “Freekeh” and “Einkorn” would suggest a trio of Scandinavian drug dealers. They are in fact the names of “(...)