Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist

Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.

Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.

scientific method
Belief in the Unseen
Belief in the Unseen
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2019
Science doesn’t require faith, but fostering trust in its practitioners can help the public move past unfounded doubts.
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 21, 2019
In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.
Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome
Venki Ramakrishnan | Nov 30, 2018
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
How to Use P-Values Correctly
How to Use P-Values Correctly
Kerry Grens | Mar 9, 2016
The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.
Book Excerpt from <em>Cure</em>
Book Excerpt from Cure
Jo Marchant | Jan 31, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Jo Marchant describes an interaction with a mother who embraced homeopathy as the jumping off point for writing about the scientific realities of alternative medicine.
Mind and Matter
Mind and Matter
Jo Marchant | Jan 31, 2016
Research suggests that a combination of mental power and conventional medicine may be better than either alone.
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Kate Yandell | Nov 23, 2015
Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.
Organ Engineer Cleared of Misconduct
Organ Engineer Cleared of Misconduct
Bob Grant | Aug 31, 2015
The Karolinska Institute has rejected the conclusions of an earlier, independent investigation, finding regenerative medicine researcher Paolo Macchiarini not guilty of scientific misconduct.
The Rules of Replication
The Rules of Replication
Kerry Grens | Oct 31, 2014
Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?