News

  • A ranking of the best science-news outlets misjudges the relationship between research and reporting.
  • Sharing is a Cardinal Virtue, but Scientists Still Struggle with It

    Mar 14, 2017
    STAT News

    By:
    Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus
    Sharing is one of the first interpersonal skills we develop as kids. The sandbox toys are for everyone. Bobby gets a turn on the swings, then Belinda does. You don’t offer treats to classmates unless you have enough for everyone.
  • Reader Beware: Science Covered in the News is Pretty Likely to be Overturned

    Mar 06, 2017
    STAT News

    By:
    Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus
    Coffee’s good for you. Or maybe it’s bad for you. Ditto dark chocolate. And red wine. It often feels as though today’s health headlines are some scientific version of Mad Libs. And now there’s a study that provides evidence for that hunch.
  • Bursting the P-value Bubble

    Mar 06, 2017
    the Biologist

    By:
    Authors: John Ioannidis
    Data analysis is an essential component of scientific work. However, it can be misapplied, misused and misinterpreted.
  • No Publication Without Confirmation

    Feb 27, 2017
    Nature Comment

    By:
    Authors: Malcolm Macleod, Jeffrey S. Mogil
    Jeffrey S. Mogil and Malcolm R. Macleod propose a new kind of paper that combines the flexibility of basic research with the rigour of clinical trials.