Critic at Large

» culture, policy and public health

Most Recent

image: Misconduct Around the Globe

Misconduct Around the Globe

By Richard Smith and Tracey Koehlmoos | June 1, 2013

Research misconduct is not limited to the developed world, but few countries anywhere are responding adequately.

3 Comments

image: DIYbio: Low Risk, High Potential

DIYbio: Low Risk, High Potential

By Todd Kuiken | March 1, 2013

Citizen scientists can inspire innovation and advance science education—and they are proving adept at self-policing.

5 Comments

image: Regulating Amateurs

Regulating Amateurs

By Dustin T. Holloway | March 1, 2013

How should the government ensure the safety and responsibility of do-it-yourself biologists?

2 Comments

image: Military Mind Wars

Military Mind Wars

By Jonathan D. Moreno | November 1, 2012

How neuroscience research can inform military counterintelligence tactics, and the moral responsibilities that accompany such research

5 Comments

image: Medicines for the World

Medicines for the World

By Suerie Moon and Ellen ’t Hoen | October 1, 2012

A global R&D treaty could boost innovation and improve the health of the world’s poor—and rich.

0 Comments

image: Science and Democracy

Science and Democracy

By Lewis M. Branscomb and Andrew A. Rosenberg | October 1, 2012

Researchers and conscientious citizens must unite against the partisan rancor in American politics and restore the role of scientific information in policymaking.

1 Comment

image: Bring On the Transparency Index

Bring On the Transparency Index

By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | August 1, 2012

Grading journals on how well they share information with readers will help deliver accountability to an industry that often lacks it.

6 Comments

image: Predatory Publishing

Predatory Publishing

By Jeffrey Beall | August 1, 2012

Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.

32 Comments

image: All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing

All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing

By Frederick Southwick | July 1, 2012

False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.

72 Comments

image: One Year On

One Year On

By Nick Beresford and Jordi Vives i Batlle | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
  2. Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
  3. Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable
  4. Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education