Doing Good Science
What’s involved in doing good science — and what ethics has to do with it. Building knowledge, training new scientists, sharing a world.
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Today the editors of the Scientific American Blog Network are announcing a new vision for the network, one with increased editorial oversight and more editorial curation of the subjects covered by... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Pennywise and pound-foolish: misidentified cells and competitive pressures in scientific knowledge-building.
The overarching project of science is building reliable knowledge about the world, but the way this knowledge-building happens in our world is in the context of competition. For example, scientists... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Twenty-five years ago today, on December 6, 1989, in Montreal, fourteen women were murdered for being women in what their murderer perceived to be a space that rightly belonged to men: Geneviève... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
James Watson, who shared a Nobel Prize in 1962 for discovering the double helix structure of DNA, is in the news, offering his Nobel Prize medal at auction. As reported by the Telegraph: Mr Watson,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
This being the season, I’d like to take the opportunity to pause and give thanks. I’m thankful for parents who encouraged my curiosity and never labeled science as something it was... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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