Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data


When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published works. A pair of Stanford researchers have devised a way of identifying these written clues.


Blind analysis: Hide results to seek the truth

Nature 526, 187–189 (08 October 2015)

More fields should, like particle physics, adopt blind analysis to thwart bias, urge Robert MacCoun and Saul Perlmutter.



Not breaking news: many scientific studies are ultimately proved wrong!

Most theories are eventually consigned to the rubbish heap, but this is scientific business as usual

by September 17,  2013

How science goes wrong

Scientific research has changed the world. Now it needs to change itself.

19 October, 2013 The Economist

How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science

The incentives offered by top journals distort science, just as big bonuses distort banking

by December 9, 2013

The Truth Wears Off

Is there something wrong with the scientific method?

by December 13, 2010