A few months ago, I assigned a book to my senior managers — Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit.” They smiled wanly as they accepted the books, prepared to slog through a business book with little bearing on their real […]
Another petition is brewing, but perhaps we should aim higher than accessibility and upwards to true intellectual access. To do this, it takes a lot of work, care, and thought. It is not a simple matter at all.
Is there a new form of conflict of interest in the world: BioMed Central’s corporate sponsorship of author fees?
In the world of science blogging, there are those who cite the literature, those who don’t, and never the twain shall meet.
The vaunted review article gets a neat little send-up, and reminds us that part of the value of humor is that it keeps you loose and helps you retain a skeptical perspective.
An entire issue of a society’s newsmagazine is taken down, and an editor resigns, after a slightly uncomfortable attempt at humor. We’re talkin’ ’bout overreaction.
While we can tied up in the minutiae of scientific reporting and pursuits, the grand overall effect is impressive, as this video shows.
A recent Atlantic article has cast doubt on high-impact medical research. But is the article accurate? Or is it biased itself?
A physician uses the iPad, and it works great. But can you wash it enough for the hospital setting?
When an author conceals information, and a blog branded with a respectable newspaper plays along, it doesn’t engender confidence in the new information space.
A study of social citation reveals diversion, invention, and distortion, and provides a cautionary tale about how socialization of knowledge in medicine can have downsides.