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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
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
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
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
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
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 10, 2013
A trending hashtag on Twitter lets researchers reveal the lighter side of scientific methodology.
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.
Annie Gottlieb | Oct 1, 2012
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
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