Corrupt Peer Review Needs a Reformation
October 16, 2017
The ostensible gold standard of scientific reliability, peer review, looks more like fool's gold in many cases. Reforming it will require an overhaul, not just corrections.
Big Science Struggling to Regain Credibility
September 23, 2017
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
July 13, 2017
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?
June 12, 2017
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
June 3, 2017
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
May 23, 2017
Fake news is not just a problem in politics.
Scientists Blind to Their Failings
April 4, 2017
Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.
Big Science Sullies Its Reputation
March 4, 2017
The public will lose confidence in science if its institutions continue to side with the political left.
Big Science Losing Public Trust
February 25, 2017
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
February 13, 2017
Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.
Climate Flap Echoes Political Divide
February 8, 2017
Reactions to a whistleblower's statements raise the possibility that the climate-science consensus is largely political, not empirical.
Language Strangles Scientific Ideals
January 27, 2017
Big Science doesn't have a public relations problem. It has a propaganda problem.
Time to Overhaul Science
January 11, 2017
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
November 9, 2016
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
October 9, 2016
What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much.