Money and Drugs: The Problems with Funding in Science

This is a companion piece for my previous post on philanthropists in risky research funding. Private donors can be a blessing for research, but if you're interested in the sorry state of money in biomedical research, here's a more in-depth dive.

Toasters and autism: basics of scientific method

Last week, I published a post talking about data manipulation and the importance of controls during an experiment. It turns out, this is a hugely complex subject, so I wanted to follow that whole train wreck with something a little simpler. Here are a few more examples of scientific method. My hope is that these will …

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Naughty, naughty: cherry-picking and data beautification

Once, a fellow scientist told me that their lab had published lots of papers without using the right controls for their experiments. What's more, they said they'd tried to repeat the experiments later, but were never able to get the same results as in the paper. Umm... what? Quick basic example of scientific method:  Make …

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