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Anjana Ahuja looks at the nuclear industry’s woes, delays for AstraZeneca and how to explain science

By Anjana Ahuja   July 2011

It is more than 25 years since the geneticist Walter Bodmer penned his report into the Public Understanding of Science, which exposed how feebly researchers conveyed their work to non-scientists. Among the PUS retrospectives will be a July (2nd-3rd) conference at Kingston University, which will ask the question: how much science should academics expect a layperson to know? Should the citizen’s canon be just enough to make everyday decisions on issues like health and nutrition, or should we demand that they know their arsb from their elb-1*?

The Nuclear Industry Association has lured attendees to its Nuclear New Build 2011…

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