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A Remedy for Broken Science, Or an Attempt to Undercut It?

The report offers a lucid overview of the reproducibility debate in modern science. But it also raises concerns — particularly as it relates to mainstream climate science, which one of its co-authors described as “a farrago of unreliable statistics, arbitrary research techniques, and politicized groupthink.” … Read the rest

If a Pharmaceutical Company Publishes a Magazine, Is it Journalism?

This may be the first time a biotech company has launched a media venture. And while LeapsMag is still small, it raises some big questions. What happens, after all, when a pharmaceutical company starts a magazine? And is editorial independence even possible when a multinational company is paying the tab?… Read the rest