How do YOU tell fact from fake news in a world of misinformation and post-truth politics? In the first part of a series on historic moments of deception, our debunking expert Professor Stephan Lewandowsky speaks to Eric Herring, Professor of World Politics, about the role of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Science has given us everything from the Atom Bomb to antibiotics, from aerosol to the Internet, discoveries arrived at through a process that is as creative as it is rigorous.
How much should scientists be held to account, and how much responsibility do we all have to act on the information they provide us with?
Researchers working on everything from theoretical chemistry, to geology, to psychology, discuss what it means to be a scientist in the 21st century, and what it takes to survive the emotional rollercoaster that sees them tackle frustration and failure before critical acclaim.