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Andrea Saltelli

Andrea Saltelli

Adjunct professor, University of Bergen

Andrea Saltelli has worked on physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment and science for policy. His main disciplinary focus is on sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline where statistical tools are used to interpret the output from mathematical or computational models, and on sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context. At present he is in at the European Centre for Governance in Complexity, a joint undertaking of the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) - University of Bergen (UIB), and of the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA) -Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). The ECGC is located in the UAB campus in Barcelona. His latest works include Science on the Verge, a book on the crisis of science, a series of article of criticism of the Ecological Footprint (https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1016%252Fj.ecolind.2016.04.014), and a discussion of poor practices in sensitivity analysis (https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1016%252Fj.scitotenv.2016.02.133). See www.andreasaltelli.eu for more.

Forcing consensus is bad for science and society

May 12, 2017 10:22 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

The March for Science that took place in cities around the world on April 22 was intended to speak for science, defending evidence-based policies, the strength of peer-reviewed facts and government-funded research. The...

Scientists' march on Washington is a bad idea – here's why

Mar 08, 2017 08:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The April 22 March for Science, like the Womens March before it, will confront United States President Donald Trump on his home turf this time to challenge his stance on climate change and vaccinations, among other...

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

Jan 27, 2017 10:51 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature magazine columnist Colin Macilwain set out a challenge: If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in Western democracy, scientists would need to look at their part in its...

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Economy

Jaguar, Volvo -backed blockchain sustainability firm Circulor raises $25 million

UK-based blockchain startup Circulor, whose existing investors include Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover, announced a $25 million funding round led by Silicon Valley venture firm Westly Group. The round also adds HG Ventures...

South Africa bans use of meat-like terms to describe plant-based alternatives

South Africa has prohibited the use of meat-like names, such as veggie biltong, plant-based meatballs, and vegan nuggets, to describe plant-based alternatives According to the South African Department of Agriculture,...

Starbucks Korea cited for providing equal job opportunities to disabled, women

Starbucks Korea has been chosen by the Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities as an excellent case of having incorporated the disabled into its workforce. The company had the greatest percentage of...

Juul Labs seeks to extend stay on FDA ban, claims failed to evaluate all its evidence

Juul Labs filed to extend the stay on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban Tuesday, saying the agency did not review all the evidence it presented. The FDA banned sales of Juul e-cigarettes Thursday, citing a lack...

Apple, Amazon, Disney bid for NFL Sunday Ticket

Apple, Amazon, and Disney are bidding for the National Football Leagues (NFL) domestic out-of-market Sunday Ticket package. However, the league has not indicated a timeframe in which it expects to make a...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine conflict: G7 pledges solidarity with Ukraine

The leaders of the G7 group of countries have reiterated their pledge to stand in support of Ukraine as it resists Russian aggression that is already in its fourth month. The G7 released a statement pledging a renewed...

Iran says Saudi Arabia is ready for direct bilateral discussions

Tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia may be easing as of late, with Tehran claiming that Saudi Arabia may be ready to engage in direct bilateral discussions. This follows the visit of the Iraqi Prime...

US Supreme Court: Legal expert says far-right justices are bypassing SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts' control

The US Supreme Courts ruling last week, effectively overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, led to public outrage. With the high court under scrutiny for its reasonings behind the recent decisions, a legal...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukraine's richest man sues Moscow at top human rights court in Europe

Amidst the violence on the ground in Ukraine by Russian forces, prosecutors and other legal authorities in Ukraine are engaging in legal battles against Russia. Ukraines richest man has filed a lawsuit against Moscow for...

Science

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

Researchers 'mask' cancer drug to spare healthy tissues while killing tumors

The University of Chicagos Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering has designed a method to keep a promising cancer drug from wreaking havoc until it reaches a tumor. As many cancer drugs often attack both healthy...

Technology

More companies with ties to Toyota targeted in cyberattacks

Key suppliers to Toyota Motor Corp. such as TB Kawashima Co., Kyoho Machine Works Ltd, Denso Corp., and Kojima Press Industry Co., continue to be plagued by cyberattacks. TB Kawashima Co., which makes fabric for seat...

Valve doubles Steam Deck shipments starting this week

Valve shared some good news for PC gamers waiting their turn to order Steam Deck. The company confirmed that the handheld gaming devices production is starting to pick up, and customers scheduled to place an order in the...

‘Skull and Bones’ receives an ‘M’ rating from ESRB ahead of the rumored event next week

Video game fans might have another clue that Ubisofts long-awaited naval combat game Skull and Bones is nearing its launch. The game recently received another rating, suggesting that its development may be completed...

Pixel 6a review suggests Google may have improved its fingerprint scanner

There is only a month left before Pixel 6a arrives in stores, but the device keeps appearing in new leaks, including an early hands-on review of the device. A brief demonstration of how the phones fingerprint scanner...

Apple’s new HomePod could be released in 2023

Apple is reportedly making plans for the next generation of HomePod. The next home speaker will reportedly gain new technical specifications, but it is not expected to enter the market this year. It has been a few years...
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