Stuff that occurs to me

All of my 'how to' posts are tagged here. The most popular posts are about blocking and private accounts on Twitter, also the science communication jobs list. None of the science or medical information I might post to this blog should be taken as medical advice (I'm not medically trained).

Think of this blog as a sort of nursery for my half-baked ideas hence 'stuff that occurs to me'.

Contact: @JoBrodie Email: jo DOT brodie AT gmail DOT com

Science in London: The 2018/19 scientific society talks in London blog post

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Summer safety while on holiday

General safety advice to keep in mind when staying away from home

Yellow triangle, point at top, with black border and black exclamation mark to indicate a warning
Warning sign image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

1. Know what drowning looks like
"Drowning doesn't look like drowning" highlights that drowning is usually a deceptively quiet event with minimal thrashing and yelling. If someone isn't moving or can't respond, get them out of the water or get help immediately.

2. Know your fire exit(s)
A green and white exit sign, with arrow pointing right
Fire exit image by wiredsmartio from Pixabay

It's dark, there's a fire alarm going off in your hotel and you need to leave your room (if safe to do so). Do you turn left or right? Once you've checked in to your hotel please familiarise yourself with where your nearest fire exit(s) are. In case your main route turns out to be blocked when you need it look out for alternatives.

If you're staying in a hotel with my mum she'll expect you to have your shoes ready near the door just in case ;)

3. Read the safety card information
Trains and aircraft tend to have big complicated doors that are quite a palaver to open (for good reason). They're not all opened in the same way either - if there's information to hand telling you what to do (and when) if there's an emergency, read it. It's much more relaxing to do this before any emergency happens!

4. Know the local emergency phone number
It's 999 in the UK but what should you dial if you're in another country? Here's a list of emergency telephone numbers from Wikipedia, with general country by country safety advice from the UK Government's Foreign Travel Advice pages, and their foreign travel checklist which includes advice to make a note of your passport number and know how to contact your relevant embassy / consulate.

I shared the original post above with Mumsnet and a couple of other suggestions came in which I've now added below.

5. Rip tides aka rip currents
Reassuring advice from RNLI on what a rip current is, how to spot one and - if you've not avoided it, how to get out by floating away from it then swimming parallel. 

See also their general beach safety advice (what the flags mean, don't use inflatables as they can sweep you out further to see if the wind comes up).

6. Float to live
From the RNLI's Respect the Water site - fight the urge to panic and thrash, lean back, extend your arms and legs and float, catch your breath and call for help or swim from danger if possible.





Note: I posted this last week to the Buzzfeed Community and it was deleted a day later (in fact my account was deleted) because it was deemed to have been too self-promotional. I think this is a pretty odd decision. Fortunately I was able to uncover a cached copy so here it is.


[Things to add for next year's version - human error is ubiquitous and not all of it can be 'trained away'!]]

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Organisations: typing /jobs at the end of your homepage should take visitors straight to your vacancies page

Please add a /jobs redirect to your website, if necessary
Please arrange things (or ask your web person to do it) so that anyone typing /jobs at the end of your homepage will automatically be redirected to wherever you keep information about job vacancies on your site.
It would make me happy if /jobs was the industry standard, then any visitor to your site has only to type 5 characters and the enter key to see if you have jobs available.

There are plenty of suggestions and instructions
https://www.google.com/search?&q=how+to+redirect+URL


Advantages
• saves people having to navigate to see where you've hidden your vacancies page
• saves them having to type jobs, job vacancies, vacancies, recruitment, employment, work for us, work with us, careers or opportunities into your search bar

Disadvantages
• if you move your vacancies page you'd need to remember to set up a redirect again 



Grab your job vacancies bonus points
  • Don't make site visitors log in to see your job vacancies
  • Let each job vacancy have its own URL so that people can share a direct link via email and social media, rather than suggesting that they search using the job's ID code
  • Consider if the skills you want need to be phrased as 'essential' or if you can show that the job encourages learning
  • If you'll accept two people working part-time on the job, say so in the advert
  • Be explicit about the salary, use numbers 
  • If your organisation is very small with low turnover then I'd still recommend considering a static jobs page with information about the roles and skills of your staff and why they like working there






Wednesday, 15 July 2020

This is an ancient blog yet I still get requests to post other people's content ;)

It's definitely calmed down a lot since the heyday of people sending me requests seemingly very frequently but I'm surprised it still happens. I'd have thought I'd have spoken to everyone by now ;)

I don't pay for posts nor accept payment for them; I don't do affiliate link or marketing and I won't mention your company (or link to it) because you've asked.

On 2 July I was emailed by someone offering me an 'interesting proposition' (ie getting a post on my site) - I said 'no' so was quite surprised to receive an identical email today (below) with 'Paid Posting' as its new subject line.

Of course it's up to you if you want to promote other people's stuff on your site (this is how influencers make money I suppose) but it's not for me, and I'd already said so.

So here's me posting the request here as an example. To others ;)

(Note that I'm in the UK and if I were to accept payment for an advertorial type of post I'd be breaking the Advertising Standards Authority's regulations on sponsored adverts - this is why you see things like #ad and #spon on social media posts).

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Hi!

I am interested in posting on your blog brodiesnotes.blogspot.com I need to know 5 things in advance before I include your site in my offer:

1. Final and flat best rates per post.
2. Type of links (dofollow or nofollow).
3. Do you add disclosures/sponsored tags or you can avoid this?
4. Apart from regular clients sometimes I have gambling/adult or marijuana-related clients. Do you also allow links from such niches and at what rate?
5. Do you offer an Instagram brand mention? If yes, what is the price for post mention and story?

Payments are sorted in 7+ business days after posting via PayPal unless else is pre-agreed.

If you run other sites in any niche and language feel free to share with the above info.

I receive 3000+ orders monthly from different clients in all niches. The volume of orders does not depend personally on me; you will receive an order for your site in case any client selects your site for their campaign. I hope you can understand.

Looking forward to working with you!

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

POST notes in reverse chronological order - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

POST has updated its website (in 2019) meaning that it's list of the lovely little POST-notes (short briefing documents written for Ministers) is no longer visible on a single page. Each note now has its own blurb, a picture and there are about 10 of them on a page. That looks very nice but sometimes I just want a list, so I've attempted to recreate it.

The new page is here  
https://post.parliament.uk/briefing-type/postnote/ 
also here
https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/
 
and the old link http://www.parliament.uk/postnotes now points to the first one. I put the old link into the Wayback Machine and grabbed the info below from archive copy which was last saved in 2018.
https://web.archive.org/web/20180216225929/http://www.parliament.uk/postnotes
 

I'll add to it occasionally to bring it up to the near-present day. 

All the POST note links (except 571) start with web.archive.org because they inherit the archival link information, but they all point to the correct place. However they take longer to load so my advice is to note the name / number of the one you're after and search for it on the live page: https://post.parliament.uk/briefing-type/postnote/ 

2020

Not added these ones yet

2019

Not added these ones yet

2018

Not added the later ones after 571 yet
 
571 - The Ageing Process and Health
570 - Parental Alcohol Misuse
569 - Overseas Electricity Interconnection
568 - Science Diplomacy

2017

567 - Regulating Advanced Therapies
566 - Environmental Earth Observation
565 - Decarbonising the Gas Network
564 - Communicating Risk
563 - Mental Health Service Models for Young People
562 - Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
561 - Regulating Clinical Trials
560 - Migrants and Housing
559 - Online Information and Fake News
558 - Supply of Medical Isotopes
557 - Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture
556 - Security of UK Food Supply
555 - Rising Sea Levels
554 - Cyber Security of UK Infrastructure
553 - Global Health Inequalities
552 - Quantum Technologies
551 - Dietary Advice, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
550 - Future Energy Efficiency Policy
549 - Greenhouse Gas Removal
548 - New Plant Breeding Techniques
547 - Environmental Crime
546 - Reform of Freshwater Abstraction
545 - Trends in Infectious Disease
544 - Research Integrity

2016

543 - The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
542 - Natural Capital: An Overview
541 - Genome Editing
540 - Nuclear Security
539 - Creating Age Friendly Cities
538 - Green Space and Health
537 - Rewilding and Ecosystem Services
536 - Designing a Circular Economy
535 - New Drugs for Dementia
534 - Automation and the Workforce
533 - Electronic cigarettes
532 - Integrating Health and Social Care
531 - Managing the UK Plutonium Stockpile
530 - Sugar and Public Health
529 - Adapting Urban Areas to Flooding
528 - Marine Microplastic Pollution
527 - Infant Mortality and Stillbirth in the UK
526 - Addressing Islamic Extremism
525 - Financial Technologies
524 - Education in Youth Custody
523 - Carbon Footprint of Heat Generation
522 - Barriers to Healthy Food
521 - Access to Water and Sanitation
520 - Digital Forensics and Crime
519 - Electronic Health Records
518 - Psychological Health of Military Personnel
517 - Intellectual Property and Plants
516 - Trends in the Environment

2015

515 - Policing Domestic Abuse
514 - UK Commercial Space Activities
513 - The Future of Natural Gas
512 - Unintentional Bias in Court
511 - Automation in Military Operations
510 - Trends in ICT
509 - Forensic Language Analysis
508 - Deep-Sea Mining
507 - Trends in Crime and Criminal Justice
506 - Trends in Compulsory Education
505 - Precision Farming
504 - The 100,000 Genome Project
503 - Trends in Energy
502 - Securing UK Soil Health
501 - Herbicide Resistance
500 - Towards 2020 and Beyond
499 - Novel Food Production
498 - Trends in Political Participation
497 - Regulation of Synthetic Biology
496 - Trends in Transport
495 - Obesity Treatments
494 - UK Broadband Infrastructure
493 - Sugar and Health
492 - Energy Storage
491 - Measuring Living Standards
490 - Biodiversity Auditing
489 - Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States
488 - The Darknet and Online Anonymity
487 - Value Based Assessment of Drugs
486 - Emissions from Crops
485 - Parity of Esteem for Mental Health

2014

484 - Catchment-Wide Flood Management
483 - GM Insects and Disease Control
482 - GM Crops and Regulation
481 - Palliative and End of Life Care
480 - Short Lived Climate Pollutants
479 - Civilian Drones
478 - Diffuse Pollution of Water by Agriculture
477 - Phosphate Resources
476 - Environmental Citizen Science
475 - Alternative Currencies
474 - Big Data and Public Health
473 - Biobanks
472 - Big and Open Data in Transport
471 - Smart Metering of Energy and Water
470 - Big Data, Crime and Security
469 - Big Data and Business
468 - Big Data Overview
467 - Childhood Allergies
466 - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
465 - Ancient Woodland
464 - Intermittent Electricity Generation
463 - HIV Prevention in the UK
462 - Surveillance of Infectious Disease
461 - Transparency of Clinical Trial Data
460 - Social Media and Big Data
459 - Stroke
458 - Ambient Air Quality
457 - New Nuclear Power Technologies
456 - Telehealth and Telecare
455 - Electronic Cigarettes
454 - Risks from Climate Feedbacks
453 - Livestock Emissions
452 - Electricity Demand-Side Response

2013

451 - Epigenetics and Health450 - Special Educational Needs449 - Khat448 - Urban Green Infrastructure
447 - Negative Emissions Technologies
446 - Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment
445 - Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
444 - Cosmetic Procedures
443 - Autonomous Road Vehicles
442 - Reversing Insect Pollinator Decline
441 - Organ Donation and Transplants
440 - Drug-driving
439 - Invasive Alien Plant Species
438 - Uncertainty in Population Projections
437 - Selection of Marine Conservation Zones
436 - Monitoring Internet Communications
435 - Environmental Impact of Tidal Barrages
434 - Managing Online Identity
433 - Livestock Vaccines
432 - Accessing Public Transport
431 - Preventing Mitochondrial Disease
430 - STEM Education for 14-19 year olds
429 - Biodiversity & Planning Decisions
428 - Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions
427 - Biodiversity in UK Overseas Territories
426 - Residential Heat Pumps
425 - Maximising the Value of Recycled Materials

2012

424 - Plant-made Pharmaceuticals
423 - Machine to Machine Communication
422 - Mental Health and the Workplace
421 - Measuring Wellbeing
420 - Advanced Manufacturing
419 - Water Resource Resilience
418 - Balancing Nature and Agriculture
417 - Energy Use Behaviour Change
416 - Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
415 - Preventing Diabetes
414 - Open Source and Open Standards
413 - Assessing Capacity for Work
412 - GM in Agricultural Development
411 - ICT for Disabled People
410 - Bioenergy
409 - Assessing Energy Efficiency
408 - Seeking Sustainability
407 - Consumer Genetic Testing
406 - Personalised Cancer Treatments
405 - Impacts of Video Games
404 - Livestock Super Farms
403 - Low Carbon Technologies in Energy-Intensive Industries
402 - Resilience to Natural Hazards in Developing Nations
401 - Biotechnology Patents
400 - Climate Variability and Weather
399 - Measuring Energy Security
398 - Solar Photovoltaics
397 - Open Access to Scientific Information


2011

396 - Natural Flood Management
395 - Explosive Injuries
394 - Invasive Tree Pests and Diseases
393 - Improving Livestock
392 - Livestock Disease
391 - An Ageing Workforce
390 - Clinical Trials
389 - Cyber Security in the UK
388 - Marine Planning
387 - Anaerobic Digestion
386 - GM Crops and Food Security
385 - Water in Production and Products
384 - Biofuels from Algae
383 - Carbon Footprint of Electricity Generation
382 - Informal STEM Education
381 - Mental Capacity and Healthcare
380 - Landscapes of the Future
379 - Evidence Based Conservation
378 - Ecosystem Service Valuation
377 - The Ecosystem Approach
376 - Natural Capital Accounting
375 - Detecting Deception
374 - Unconventional Gas
373 - Water Adaptation in Africa
372 - Future Electricity Networks
371 - Housing and Health
370 - Environmental Limits
369 - Biodiversity Offsetting
368 - Rare Earth Metals

2010

367 - Biofortification
366 - UK Indoor Air Quality
365 - Electric Vehicles
364 - Drug Pricing
363 - Sea Level Rise
362 - Resilience of UK Infrastructure
361 - Space Weather
360 - Genetically Modified Insects
359 - EU Science & Technology Funding
358 - Biochar
357 - EU Fisheries Management
356 - Addictive Behaviours
355 - Space Debris
354 - Global Carbon Trading
353 - Renewable Heating
352 - Counterfeit Medicines
351 - Lighting Technology
350 - Pets, Families and Interagency Working
349 - Diagnosing Dementia
348 - Insect Pollination
347 - Climate Change: Engagement and Behaviour

2009

346 - Technology for the Olympics
345 - Teaching Children to Read
344 - Deforestation
343 - Ocean acidification
342 - Coastal management
341 - Biodiversity and Climate Change
340 - The Dual-use Dilemma
339 - Nutritional Standards in UK Schools
338 - Environmental Noise
337 - Treatments for Heroin and Cocaine Dependency
336 - Crop Protection
335 - CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage
334 - Arctic Changes
333 - Regenerative Medicine
332 - Futures and Foresight
331 - H1N1 'Swine flu' vaccine
330 - Diet and Cancer
329 - Personalised Medicine
328 - Delaying Gratification
327 - Geo-engineering Research
326 - Food Hygiene Standards
325 - Wild Deer
324 - Marine Renewables
323 - Lessons from History
322 - Intelligent Transport Systems
321 - eDemocracy

2008

320 - River Basin Management Plans
319 - ICT and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
318 - The Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
317 - Future Nuclear Technologies Updated by POSTnote 457
316 - Cervical Cancer
315 - Renewable Energy in a Changing Climate
314 - UK Vaccine Capacity
313 - Large Scientific Facilities
312 - Biodiversity Indicators
311 - New Anti-infectives
310 - Marine Conservation Zones
309 - International Migration of Scientists and Engineers
308 - Alternatives to Custodial Sentencing
307 - Wildlife Diseases
306 - Electricity Storage
305 - Next Generation Broadband Access
304 - Research Ethics In Developing Countries
303 - Invasive Non-native Species
302 - Autism
301 - Smart Metering of Electricity and Gas Updated by 471
300 - Ecological Networks
299 - Smart Materials and Systems
298 - Synthetic Biology

2007

297 - HIV in the UK
296 - Next Generation Telecoms Networks
295 - Climate Change Science
294 - Public Opinions on Electricity Options
293 - Transport Biofuels
292 - Radio Spectrum Management
291 - Electronic Waste
290 - Voluntary Carbon Offsets
289 - Urban Flooding
288 - New Industries in the Deep Sea
287 - Eating Disorders
286 - Grids and e-science
285 - Better Brains
284 - Tackling Malaria in Developing Countries
283 - Health Behaviour
282 - Energy and Sewage
281 - Ecosystem Services
280 - Electricity in the UK
279 - Internet Governance
278 - Alzheimer's and Dementia
277 - Strategic Science
276 - Ethnicity and Health
275 - UK Trees and Forests

2006

274 - Food Security in Developing Countries
273 - Military Uses of Space
272 - Ambient Air Quality Updated by POSTnote 458
271 - Computer Crime
270 - Data Encryption
269 - Adapting to Climate Change in Developing Countries
268 - Carbon Footprint of Electricity Generation
267 - Adapting to Climate Change in the UK
266 - Children's Medicines
265 - UK Soil Degradation
264 - Analogue to Digital TV Switchover
263 - Pervasive Computing
262 - UK Civil Space Activities
261 - ICT in Developing Countries
260 - Debating Science
259 - Balancing Water Supply and the Environment
258 - The National DNA Database
257 - Healthy Life Expectancy
256 - Arhus Convention
255 - Low Carbon Private Vehicles

2005

254 - Farmland Wildlife
253 - Cleaner Coal
252 - Recycling Household Waste
251 - Sustaining Fisheries
250 - The 24-hour Society
249 - Household Energy Efficiency
248 - Science in Court
247 - Infection Control in Healthcare Settings
246 - Changing Role of Pharmacies
245 - Rapid Climate Change
244 - Binge Drinking and Public Health
243 - Ethical Scrutiny of Research
242 - Open Source Software
241 - Fighting Diseases of Developing Countries
240 - Gene Therapy
239 - Early Warnings for Natural Disasters
238 - Carbon Capture and Storage
237 - Managing the UK Plutonium Stockpile
236 - The Bushmeat Trade
235 - Data Protection and Medical Research

2004

234 - Marine Nature Conservation
233 - Digital Television
232 - UK Health Impacts of Climate Change
231 - Organ Transplants
230 - The Future of UK Gas Supplies
229 - EU Chemicals Policy
228 - Drug Tests
227 - NHS Genetic Testing
226 - Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
225 - Radio Frequency Identification
224 - The European Research Area
223 - Strategic Environmental Assessment
222 - Assessing the Risk of Terrorist Attacks on Nuclear Facilities
221 - Regulating Stem Cell Therapies
220 - Handling Uncertainty in Scientific Advice
219 - Vaccines and Public Health
218 - Speed Cameras
217 - Teenage Sexual Health
216 - Scientific Capacity in Developing Countries
215 - Openness and Animal Procedures
214 - New NHS IT
213 - Climate Change and Business
212 - Environmental Policy and Innovation
211 - GM Crops in the UK

2003

210 - HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
209 - Modern Methods of House Building
208 - The Nuclear Energy Option in the UK
207 - The Environmental Costs of Aviation
206 - Smoking in Public Places
205 - Childhood Obesity
204 - Reform of Mental Health Legislation
203 - Security of Electricity Supplies
202 - Primary Science
201 - Chewing Gum Litter
200 - Government IT Projects
199 - Improving Children's Diet
198 - Sex Selection
197 - Aircraft Noise
196 - Science in Policy
195 - Aviation and the Environment
194 - Medical Self-test Kits
193 - Food Poisoning
192 - Nuclear Fusion

2002

191 - Access to Energy in Developing Countries
190 - Access to Sanitation in Developing Countries
189 - Public Dialogue in Science and Technology
188 - Air Quality in the UK
187 - Intelligent Transport
186 - Prospects for a Hydrogen Economy
185 - Copyright and the Internet
184 - Caesarean Sections
183 - Electronic Privacy
182 - Peer Review
181 - Broadband Internet Access
180 - The UK Biobank
179 - Nuclear Terrorism
178 - Access to Water in Developing Countries
177 - Floodforum.net: an Online Discussion
176 - Ratifying Kyoto
175 - CCTV
174 - Stem Cell Research
173 - Appraising Major Infrastructure Projects
172 - Labelling GM Foods
171 - vCJD in the Future

2001

170 - e is for Everything? Public Policy and Converging Digital Communications
169 - Managing Flooding
168 - MS Treatments and NICE
167 - Chemical Weapons
166 - Bio-terrorism
165 - Biometrics and Security
164 - Renewable Energy
163 - UK Electricity Networks
162 - Health Benefits of Physical Activity
161 - Climate Change Policy Update
160 - Access to Medicines in the Developing World
159 - Regulating Internet Content
158 - Reducing Radon Risks in the Home
157 - GM Animals
156 - Managing Human Error
155 - Online Voting
154 - Depleted Uranium
153 - Open Channels: Public Dialogue in Science and Technology

2000

152 - Indoor Allergens and Asthma
151 - The Autumn 2000 Rains and Floods
150 - Galileo: a European Satellite Navigation System
149 - Incineration of Household Waste
148 - National Missile Defence in the US
147 - Implementing the Kyoto Climate Change Agreement
146 - GM Farm Trials
145 - Patents and Gene Sequences
144 - Biodiversity and Conservation
143 - Science Centres
142 - Human Genome Research
141 - Stem Cell Research
140 - Early Years Learning
139 - Genetic Testing
138 - Science in the Media: Press Coverage of GM Food
137 - Mixed Oxide Nuclear Fuel
136 - Cleaning Up: Stimulating Innovation in Environmental Technology
135 - Water Efficiency in the Home
134 - Technologies for Independence in Later Life
133 - Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

1999

132 - A New UK Synchrotron
131 - Health Concerns and the MMR Vaccine
130 - The Sun and Space Weather
129 - GM Threshold for Non-GM Foods
128 - Marine Science and Technology
127 - Hormones in Beef
126 - Near Earth Objects
125 - Non-food Crops
124 - Cystic Fibrosis
123 - Meningitis

1998

122 - Organophosphates
121 - Living in the Greenhouse
120 - Nuclear Fusion Update
119 - Health Claims and Foods
118 - Anti-HIV Drugs
117 - A Brown and Pleasant Land
116 - A Clean Licence? Graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
115 - Genetically Modified Foods
114 - Internet Commerce: Threats and Opportunities
113 - Cannabis Update
112 - Electronic Road Charging
111 - Chemical and Biological Weapons
110 - Electronic Government
109 - Health Risks and Mobile Phones
108 - Hormone Mimicking Chemicals

1997

107 - Gulf War Illnesses
106 - Radioactive Waste
105 - Vitamin B6
104 - Safer Eating
103 - BSE and CJD Update
102 - Ozone Layer Depletion and Health
101 - Bacterial Food Poisoning
100 - Global Warming: Meeting New Targets
99 - Striking a Balance - the Future of Research Dual Support in Higher Education
98 - The Millennium Threat - an Update
97 - Science Shaping the Future? Technology Foresight and its Impacts
96 - Getting Opinion Polls 'Right'
95 - Ecstasy: Recent Science
94 - Fetal Awareness
93 - Fraud and Computer Data Matching
92 - Treating Problem Behaviour in Young Children
91 - Sustainable Development - Theory and Practice
90 - Tunnel Vision - the Future Role of Tunnels in Transport Infrastructure

1996

89 - Computer Systems and the Millennium
88 - Teaching Science and Maths
87 - Psychological Evaluation and Gun Control
86 - Making it in Miniature - Nanotechnology, UK Science and its Applications
85 - BSE: The Cull Policy and the Disease
84 - Orimulsion and Power Stations
83 - The European Union and Research
82 - Fine Particles and their Effects on Health
81 - Safety in Numbers? Risk Assessment in Environment Protection
80 - Impacts on Earth from Space
79 - Common Illegal Drugs and their Effects
78 - BSE CJD - Science, Uncertainty and Risk
77 - Counterfeit Banknotes
76 - Patents, Research and Technology - Compatibilities and Conflicts
75 - The Sea Empress Oil Spill
74 - Research Institutes and Prior Options
73 - Looking Down on Earth - the Future of Earth Observation from Space
72 - Ballistic Missile Defence

1995

71 - Dealing with Drought
70 - Transport - Some Issues in Sustainability
69 - Public Attitudes to Science in the UK
68 - Minimal Access Surgery and its Implications
67 - Managing Corporate Change
66 - Vaccines and their Future Role in Public Health
65 - Oil Rig Disposal
64 - Mobile Telephone Crime
63 - Working at a Distance - UK Teleworking and its Implications
62 - Information Superhighways - the UK National Information Infrastructure
61 - Global Warming - the State of the Science
60 - Waste-derived Fuels and Cement Kilns
59 - Psychometric Testing in the Workplace
58 - Waste Recycling
57 - Encouraging Industrial R & D
56 - Plant Biotechnology - a Consensus

1994

55 - Regulating Biotechnology
54 - Personal Identification Technologies
53 - Public Sector Research Establishments
52 - World Population Growth
51 - Nuclear Safety in the former Soviet Union
50 - Research and the NHS Reforms
49 - Observing Planet Earth
48 - Reproductive Technologies

1993

47 - Acid Rain Agreements
46 - Heterosexual AIDS
45 - Chernobyl Fallout
44 - Screen Violence
43 - Roads Pricing
42 - Carbon Dioxide Targets
41 - Biofuels for Transport
40 - Nuclear Fusion
39 - Oil Spill Clean-up

1992

38 - Clean Coal Technology
37 - Patenting Human DNA
36 - Diet and Heart Disease
35 - Disposal of the CIS Nuclear Weapons
34 - Telephone Numbering
33 - Global Warming
32 - Renewable Energy
31 - Sugar and Health

1991

30 - Legal Protection of Software
29 - DNA Profiling in Forensic Science
28 - Babies and HIV Infection
27 - Microbes in Food
26 - Patenting Life
25 - World Population
24 - High Definition TV
23 - Oil Fires in Kuwait - an Update
22 - British Technology Group
21 - Oil Fires in Kuwait
20 - Safety Critical Systems

1990

19 - Proliferation Control
18 - Antarctica
17 - National Curriculum and A Level Sciences
16 - Global Warming
15 - Understanding the Human Genome
14 - BSE and Slow Viruses
13 - Optical Fibre Networks
12 - Superconductivity
11 - Energy Efficiency
10 - Release of GMOs
9 - Computer Misuse
8 - Drinking Water Quality
7 - International Space Station

1989

6 - In Vitro Fertilisation and Embryo Research
5 - Decommissioning Nuclear Power Stations
4 - Implications of New Technologies in Clinical Testing
3 - Landfill Gas - Public Hazard or Valuable Resource?
2 - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
1 - Irradiation of Food