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Big Science Losing Its Monopoly

The big journals have been ordered to make federally-funded research available to the public immediately upon publication. They're terrified.

Big Science Fossilizes Rapidly

There's no soft tissue in big scientific research fields when consensus sets in.

Peer Review Evolves Without Intelligent Design

Humans have brains, but they can do things that look downright Darwinian, as in "Darwin Awards."

Who Publishes Science? The Rich

If you make a discovery on your own, good luck getting it published. Science is a game for rich guys.

Fraud Is Killing Science Publishing

Industrialized cheating is growing so fast, it's becoming hard to know what is real.

Mindless Artificial Intelligence Doesn’t Understand What It Says

Artificial intelligence is getting so good, it can fool most people, but it lacks what humans need for trust: integrity.

Big Changes in Science Publishing Underway

People are so used to peer-reviewed scientific journals behind paywalls, it's hard to think of any other way. Till now.

Political Bias in Science Media, cont.

This entry continues listed examples of political bias in science, academia and secular media.

Science Is Nothing Without Integrity, cont.

This entry continues yesterday's news about scientific integrity.

Big Science Failing Integrity Test

What happens when the purveyors of knowledge admit they are unreliable?

Who Owns Science, Anyway?

Journal editors are freaking out over the rise of Open Science initiatives, worried their reign over the perception of science is doomed.

Science Fails Its Ideals

Fraud, lack of integrity and non-reproducible results continue to plague Big Science. Fair debate can help.

Scientific Papers Can No Longer Be Trusted

How do you know a paper is not a hoax? or fake science? It's getting increasingly difficult to tell, and Big Science is worried.

Scientific Referencing Perpetuates Myths

Most scientific papers contain numerous references. Rather than enhancing scholarship, careless referencing can sometimes advance zombie science.

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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