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Staid and conformist, science risks losing its creative spark. Does it need more mavericks, or are they part of the problem?
How are scholars and researchers working to restore confidence in peer-reviewed science?
As researchers prepare for the science march, it's worth noting that the flip-side of Trump's anti-science is a sort of alt-science appeasement on the left.
Academic publishing is becoming more about establishing a pecking order and less about pursuing knowledge.
Even for scientists, policy decisions entail much more than science.
Bubbling beakers, blazing Bunsen burners, boiling broths and a book.
“”Imagination is more important than knowledge.” - Albert Einstein
Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this apparent.
Do journals do a good job of finding appropriate peers to review papers? Are editors always in the best place to decide the fate of a paper based on a severely limited sampling of peer reports?
Are we leaving behind the age of statistics, and entering a new age of big data controlled by private companies?
Open Science efforts like arXiv and PLoS ONE should follow GitHub’s lead and embrace the social web.
An exciting list of topics and concepts around the future of the paper.
What would physics look like if Einstein had never existed, or biology without Darwin?
Meet 5 inspiring people—none named Einstein—who helped these scientists find their calling.
A short, general introduction to open science for a class.
Authorea, The Winnower, and Reddit are teaming up to explore the role of social media in research and discovery. We want to hear from you, in essay form!
How much further could the public university be disrupted?
The answer is what I call “epistemic rent-seeking,” namely, the tendency for disciplines to become increasingly proprietary in their relationship to organized inquiry.
Harassment drove me out of physics 30 years ago and little has changed. Why is scientific sexism so intractable?
It is not an insult when others try to replicate our research—it is standard science