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'False balance' in BBC science coverage

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A review of the BBC's science coverage has criticised its attempt to broadcast a balance of opinions, saying it often gives undue prominence to "marginal opinions".

Lord May, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and president of the Royal Society, and Connie St Louis, science writer and director of City's science journalism MA, discuss the dilemma over balance in science.


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