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Dark Matter

Dark Matter
What's Science Got to Hide

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December 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Is transparency bad for science?

As leading scientists question the use and abuse of freedom of information, Index looks at the data wars and the limits of scientific debate. Richard Smith calls for open access; veteran whistleblower Peter Wilmshurst questions a culture of silence; Michael Blastland considers our fear of uncertainty; Sam Geall looks at environmental cover-ups in China and Tracey Brown explains why law can be bad for your health.

Index on Censorship is an award-winning magazine, devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index on Censorship reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, challenging and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers.

Winner 2008 Amnesty International Consumer Magazine of the Year

Jo Glanville
Julian Petley
Lessons for Leveson
An Interview With Louis Blom-Cooper

Abdelkader Benali
Speed Dating History
Reflections on the Events that Led to Revolution

Tracey Brown
Choking Debate
Fear of Legal Action Is Stifling Science

Sam Geall
Data Trap
Is too Little Being Done, too Late?

Deborah Cohen
Secret Trials
Lack of Openness In Drugs Research Endangers Lives

Michael Blastland
Daring To Doubt
Admitting to Uncertainty in Science Takes Courage

Heather Weaver
Saving Souls
The Creationists Are on for a Battle

Michael Brooks
Burden of Proof
Scientific Discovery Needs Rebel

Martin Rowson

Fred Pearce
Information Gap
Scientists Are Torn on the Merits of Sharing Data

Michael Halpern
Shooting the Messenger
Scientists Are Coming under Pressure

Rick Piltz
Smog Rules
Obama Takes on the Sceptics

Richard Smith
Articles of Faith
Open Access Is the Way Forward

Peter Wilmshurst
Whistle Stop
Exposing Misconduct Can Ruin Careers

Boualem Sansal
A Lesson in Tyranny
Torture Is Giving Way to New Methods of Control

Alireza Mahmoudi Iranmehr
Wet Night of Deliverance
A Woman Is Driven to Desperate Measures

Mustapha Abdel Dayem
How to Make Tea
Instructions in a Fine Art: Short Story from Western Sahara

A Round-Up of Science Censorship Stories

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ISBN: 9781446252383