Weekly Roundup

Partly because of the way the Chinese government provides its citizens with free heating, researchers have been able to determine that coal-fired power plants have led to an average decrease in life expectancy of 5.5 years for those living in affected areas.

Paul Raeburn reports on recent discussions over the value of science blogs, particularly from science blogger Colin Schultz.

Frequentist philosopher of science Deborah Mayo relays some questions about why particle physicists continue to use frequentist analysis when it is, according to Dennis Lindley, obviously bad science? Mayo links to many of her past discussions of this issue.

Alice Bell, a science blogger for The Guardian summarizes a series of posts on the precautionary principle.



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