scientific method
Opinion: Video Saved the Scientific Publication
Opinion: Video Saved the Scientific Publication
Moshe Pritsker | Nov 11, 2013
How visual materials and methods can save scientists time and money.
Opinion: The Best Projects Are Least Obvious
Opinion: The Best Projects Are Least Obvious
Nikolai Slavov | Sep 25, 2013
Today’s technologies have opened all sorts of experimental avenues. Deciding which questions are best to pursue requires a certain degree of restraint.
Nature Announces Reproducibility Initiative
Nature Announces Reproducibility Initiative
Kate Yandell | Apr 25, 2013
The journal is sharpening its review of life science papers and giving authors additional space to document more detailed methods.
New Center for Scientific Transparency
New Center for Scientific Transparency
Dan Cossins | Mar 6, 2013
Psychologists have launched a new organization to encourage openness and improve the reliability of findings in their own field and beyond.
Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research
Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research
David Rubenson | Jan 30, 2013
The problem threatens progress and stems from both a lack of attention to clear discourse and a scientific culture not focused on critical challenges.
Overly Honest Methods
Overly Honest Methods
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 10, 2013
A trending hashtag on Twitter lets researchers reveal the lighter side of scientific methodology.
Opinion: Think Like Turing
Opinion: Think Like Turing
Neil Greenspan | Oct 22, 2012
Biomedical researchers would benefit from emulating the logically rigorous reasoning of the late Alan Turing, British mathematician, computer scientist, and master cryptographer.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Oct 1, 2012
Regenesis and The Half-Life of Facts
Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity
Fred Southwick | May 9, 2012
By discouraging change, universities are stunting scientific innovation, leadership, and growth.
Opinion: Data to Knowledge to Action
Eugene Kolker and Elizabeth Stewart | Apr 18, 2012
Introducing DELSA Global, a community initiative to connect experts, share data, and democratize science.