Risk is at the centre of current concern. And most agree that one preventable death is one death too many. But we have been content to allow 17,000 flu deaths a year in the UK that could be radically reduced if vaccination was compulsory. We allow an estimated 3 million people to die each year from alcohol - that's one in twenty of all deaths - when a global ban on pr...
Anil Ananthaswamy is an award-winning journalist and former staff writer and deputy news editor for the New Scientist magazine. He is a 2019-20 MIT Knight Science Journalism research fellow.
His second book, The Man Who Wasn't There, on the nature of the human self, was long-listed for the 2016 Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and the journal Science said it was "reminiscent of the writings of Oliver Sacks".