Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies

A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.

A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.

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Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020
Effectively relating science to the public is a science in itself, and expertise on a topic doesn’t guarantee expertise in explaining it.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Shawna Williams | Nov 4, 2020
The study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, has attracted widespread derision from researchers.
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
Amanda Heidt | Aug 4, 2020
BethAnn McLaughlin will step away from the organization after confirming allegations that she posed as @Sciencing_Bi, a fabricated queer indigenous researcher and victim of sexual harassment.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2017
The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.
Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers
Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2017
Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 
Social Media Accelerates Science
Social Media Accelerates Science
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
How researchers are taking advantage of Twitter and other forums to do, share, and discuss research
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more
Illustrating #FieldworkFails
Illustrating #FieldworkFails
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
An artist aims to publish a collection of stories of science gone awry.
Fieldwork Bloopers
Fieldwork Bloopers
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
Scenes from illustrator Jim Jourdane’s Fieldwork Fail: The Messy Side of Science
New Year, New Lab
New Year, New Lab
Karen Zusi | Jan 5, 2016
Scientists share their 2016 resolutions across Twitter.
Field Bloopers
Field Bloopers
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2015
Scientists air their most embarrassing fieldwork flubs on Twitter.
Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?
Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 19, 2015
Reanalysis of Mouse ENCODE data suggests mouse and human genes are expressed in tissue-specific, rather than species-specific, patterns. 
Science Gone Social
Science Gone Social
Sara K. Yeo, Michael A. Xenos, Dietram A. Scheufele, Michael A. Cacciatore, Dominique Brossard | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.
Setting the Record Straight
Setting the Record Straight
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?
How Long Is Too Long?
How Long Is Too Long?
Tracy Vence | Aug 27, 2014
Readers discuss the varied amounts of time they’ve waited for journals to respond to or act on their concerns regarding published papers.
Introducing the “K Index”
Introducing the “K Index”
Tracy Vence | Jul 30, 2014
The Kardashian Index reflects how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against her citation record.
Tweet Talk
Tweet Talk
Tracy Vence | Dec 11, 2013
A new analysis finds is no link between a researcher’s citations and Twitter mentions of her scientific research.