News

  • Our Obsession with Eminence Warps Research

    Jul 17, 2017
    Nature

    By:
    Simine Vazire
    Many decisions about whose work is recognized are at least partially arbitrary, and we should acknowledge that, argues Simine Vazire.
  • Biology’s Roiling Debate Over Publishing Research Early

    Jul 17, 2017
    Wired

    By:
    Megan Molteni
    Five years ago, Daniel MacArthur set out to build a massive library of human gene sequences—one of the biggest ever.
  • Paving the Way to More Reliable Research

    Jul 10, 2017
    Inside Higher Ed

    By:
    Stephanie Wykstra
    How do we know which scientific results to trust? Research published in peer-reviewed academic journals has typically been considered the gold standard, having been subjected to in-depth scrutiny -- or so we once thought
  • Cutting Corners a Bigger Problem than Research Fraud

    Jul 10, 2017
    Nature Index

    By:
    Anthea Lacchia
    Scientists are more concerned about the impact of sloppy science than outright scientific fraud.
  • Cancer Studies Pass Reproducibility Test

    Jun 27, 2017
    Science

    By:
    Jocelyn Kaiser
    A high-profile project aiming to test reproducibility in cancer biology has released a second batch of results, and this time the news is good: Most of the experiments from two key cancer papers could be repeated.