Big Science Struggling to Regain Credibility

Peer review is under attack with new moves to combat fraud and special interest through integrity and transparency. But where do those come from?

Myth of Objective Science Busted

Students and citizens are taught a very distorted view of what science is and how it actually works.

If Science Is Superior, Why Does It Need Fixing?

Scientific publishing and peer review is undergoing a revolution, suggesting there has been something wrong. Yes; its lack of transparency is motivating a drive for 'open science.'

Unreliability in Science Reaches Epic Proportions

If it's a problem in a field open to observation and visible in the here and now—biomedical research—what about evolution, which is based on events and extinct life forms that are claimed to have existed eons ago?

More Fakes in the Science Laboratory

Fake news is not just a problem in politics.

Scientists Blind to Their Failings

Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.

Big Science Sullies Its Reputation

The public will lose confidence in science if its institutions continue to side with the political left.

Big Science Losing Public Trust

Scientists themselves are warning that the scientific community has lost a great deal of public trust, and for good reasons.

The Myth of Science Self-Correction

Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.
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Climate Flap Echoes Political Divide

Reactions to a whistleblower's statements raise the possibility that the climate-science consensus is largely political, not empirical.

Language Strangles Scientific Ideals

Big Science doesn't have a public relations problem. It has a propaganda problem.

Time to Overhaul Science

A noted advocate of science integrity is leading a team of experts on a program to improve scientific practice and clean up serious failings.

What the Trump Presidency Could Mean for Science

Editorial: a rising tide of economic prosperity could lift science, too, as long as it is honest science serving the citizenry.

Scientists Not Prepared for Evil

What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much.

Scientism, Heal Thyself

The scientific establishment that sees itself as the paragon of rationality needs take an honest look at its human frailties.
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