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Let's Keep Science Real
April Fools’ Day jokes about scientific findings risk spreading misinformation.
Let's Keep Science Real
Let's Keep Science Real

April Fools’ Day jokes about scientific findings risk spreading misinformation.

April Fools’ Day jokes about scientific findings risk spreading misinformation.

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Insights Abound Even at Journey’s End
Bob Grant | Dec 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Although my time at The Scientist has drawn to a close, I am consistently surprised by science.
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Making the Most of Media Interviews
Katarina Zimmer | May 16, 2022 | 10 min read
As the pandemic has underscored the importance—and benefits—of communicating science to the general public, it’s also highlighted the challenges that researchers can face in speaking with journalists.
Photographs of the December 2021 issue's contributors
Contributors
The Scientist | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2021 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
The Scientist | Dec 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2020 | 3 min read
What is a publication to do when readers misuse its content?
Contributors
The Scientist | Nov 1, 2019 | 4 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Hindsight
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2018 | 2 min read
Looking back at a year filled with discoveries and challenges.
No Enemy
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Science journalists are essential to advancing the quality of the research enterprise.
TS Picks: April 3, 2017
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017 | 2 min read
USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news
Credit for CRISPR: A Conversation with George Church
Bob Grant | Dec 29, 2015 | 5 min read
The media frenzy over the gene-editing technique highlights shortcomings in how journalists and award committees portray contributions to scientific discoveries.
Writers Honored for Defending Science
Molly Sharlach | Oct 31, 2014 | 1 min read
A freelance journalist and a cancer researcher have won this year’s John Maddox Prize.
Opinion: Part of the Conversation?
Greg Laden | Oct 2, 2013 | 3 min read
On whether online comments help or hurt science
Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform
Dan Cossins | Apr 29, 2013 | 2 min read
New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.
Scientists "Spin" Results
Bob Grant | Sep 13, 2012 | 2 min read
A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.
Canadian Scientists “Muzzled”
Hannah Waters | Feb 21, 2012 | 1 min read
Governmental red tape blocks scientists from discussing their research with journalists, according to an open letter.
Report Faults BBC Science Coverage
Tia Ghose | Jul 22, 2011 | 1 min read
Journalists should focus more on accurately representing the science of climate change and vaccinations and less on impartiality, a new review finds.
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