Stuart Ritchie

The Lancet, China and the origins of coronavirus

27 July 2021 4:47 pm

Right from its first issue in 1823, the Lancet was more than just an ordinary medical journal. Its founding editor,…

How the Lancet lost our trust

26 June 2021 9:00 am

How the Lancet lost our trust

How to win over vaccine sceptics

28 November 2020 9:00 am

How to win over vaccine sceptics

I could have stopped Harold Shipman’s killing spree and saved 175 lives

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Scientists, it turns out, are really bad at statistics. Numerous studies show that a startling proportion of academics consistently misunderstand…

Rules of behaviour

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s the constant dilemma of the pop science author: how to write something flashy enough to grab readers, but solid…

It’s in the memes

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The greatest of Bach’s 224 cantatas is BWV 109, ‘Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben’. Its subject — the…

It’s in the memes

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The greatest of Bach’s 224 cantatas is BWV 109, ‘Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben’. Its subject — the…