Posts Tagged ‘Book Review’

A Day to Celebrate

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

Yesterday, 8 November 2018, marked the 123rd anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. It has been […]

Pseudoscience and Debunking Myths

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

David Gorski is a surgical oncologist at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit. He specializes in […]

What a Great Idea!

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Not too many people know that the world’s first digital laser was invented in South Africa, or that in the 1980s two […]

Does Old Data Undermine Screening?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Twitter is now a ubiquitous part of our lives, enabling individuals to make their personal thoughts known to all and […]

Anatomy of a Biography

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by admin

When Allan MacLeod Cormack, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for “the development of computer assisted tomography” passed […]

The Picture Problem

Posted on: December 23rd, 2016 by admin 2 Comments

Twelve years ago Malcolm Gladwell published an article in The New Yorker entitled “The picture problem: mammography, air power, and the limits of looking.” […]

The Firing Squad of Statistics

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by admin

The Cancer Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town (UCT) co-hosted a seminar this week in which the author S. Lochlann […]

The Boys in the Boat

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

Rowing enjoys an aristocratic heritage: the teams of Oxford and Cambridge are steeped in pedigree, while the race between Harvard and Yale in 1852 […]

A Day for Reflection

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by admin

Earlier this week, on Tuesday 4 February, we recognized World Cancer Day 2014. The campaign was focused on reducing the stigma surrounding the […]

Experiment Eleven and Other Nobel Stories

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by admin

October is the month when those scientists who aspire to the ultimate recognition are waiting for a telephone call from Stockholm. Early […]