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There's a lot of talk of scientists divided over Covid-19, but when you look at the evidence any so-called divide starts to evaporate.
Getting rid of harmful papers is a vital step toward reestablishing readers' trust. Next, publishers should target articles that are flawed in other ways.
The editor of Science has abandoned staid academic-speak to take on falsehoods in the White House-decorum be damned.
Businesses and entrepreneurs are racing to deploy blockchain technology against all manner of problems, and perceived opportunities.
The order to reroute CDC hospitalization figures raised accuracy concerns. But that's just one of the problems with how the country collects health data.
In his new book, psychologist Stuart Ritchie paints a portrait of the modern system of research, and all the ways it gets undermined.
Another botched peer review - this one involving a controversial study of police killings - shows how devil's advocates could improve the scientific process.
Public health messaging and science have to work hard to stay in sync during a crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they haven't always succeeded.
The rapid sharing of pandemic research shows there is a better way to filter good science from bad.
We hoped that Covid-19 would be a seasonal infection. We hoped wrong.
Don't blame last week's journal retractions on the scary pace of the pandemic. "Once-in-a-lifetime" scandals like this seem to happen all the time.
This new normal means mountains of single-use plastic-and few places to put it but the dump.
No one complained about the lack of evidence for 20-second hand-washing. So why did we treat face masks differently?
Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.
Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan had flattened the curve. Then travelers from the US and Europe began reimporting the virus.
Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom are policing Twitter feeds, Medium posts, and other sources of bad data and misleading charts.
The low-tech site run by health experts collects reports of new diseases in real time. They've got a shoestring budget-and a stunning track record.
Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus-but first, we need lots more testing.
Government science advisers in a dozen countries are asking scientific journals to make data on the disease more widely available.
Scientists are rapidly analyzing genetic samples from infected patients and sharing the data. But to move too fast is to risk making mistakes.
Coronavirus concerns have some businesses urging employees to work from home. If you're telecommuting, for public health reasons or otherwise, remember: Boundaries are your friend.
Exhausting, expensive, and exclusive, these conferences needs to be modernized. The future of science depends on it.
The company's AWS unit will allow customers to tap quantum machines from three startups.
An insiders' term for scientific malpractice has worked its way into pop culture. Is that a good thing?
The operator of the Wayback Machine allows Wikipedia's users to check citations from books as well as the web.
The gene-edited bull was a marvel, with calves who'd inherited his trait. But a surprise in his DNA ignited a scientific feud and doomed them all.
Machine-learning systems are black boxes even to the researchers that build them. That makes it hard for others to assess the results.
In 2012 a nongendered pronoun dropped into Swedish discourse. Today it's widely used-and it's nudging people to see the world a little differently.
Alphabet's DeepMind unit, conqueror of Go and other games, is losing lots of money. Continued deficits could imperil investments in AI.
The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?