• Our Obsession with Eminence Warps Research

    Jul 17, 2017

    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

    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

    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

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

    Jun 27, 2017

    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.