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Whose News Is Fake News?

Somebody, somewhere, has to care about truth and be willing to follow evidence. A little introspection and humility is required.

How Science Could Destroy Itself

Without this essential ingredient, long taken for granted, science could collapse.

Science Under the Microscope Looks Infected

Surgical changes are coming in scientific institutions and methods, due to chronic maladies coming to light.

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?

Science Fails Its Ideals

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

Scientists Are Just as Morally Fraught as Other People

Working in a lab and publishing in a peer-reviewed journal does not offer immunity from the moral or logical lapses.

Science Cannot Rise Above Human Nature

For all its aspirations and achievements, science must constantly drag along with it the ball and chain of human fallibility.

Big Science Trying to Wipe Egg Off Its Face

Science scandals and crises are reminding observers that scientific reliability is no more reliable than the people who make a living in science.

Scientists Not Always Trained to Be Critical Thinkers

A trainer of graduate students at a prestigious university wants to put the Ph back in PhD. Can scientists be good at detail work but dumb at logic? Gundula Bosch thinks so. She directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In Nature, she says she’s […]

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?

Scientists Blind to Their Failings

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

Nature Values Independent Science Journalism

Are independent science reporters less credible than the big players? Given Big Media's awful track record, the journal editors welcome alternatives.

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.

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.
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