How researchers get heard


Your Taste is Not Your Friend

The Roman poet Martial, master of the poetic form known as the epigram, once had a hater named Velox. Martial told him: “You complain, Velox, that I write long epigrams. You yourself write nothing. Yours are

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All Public Science is Headline Science

We scorn “headline science” because of what it says on its tin: The headline comes before the science. That’s just wrong, we think — but not just wrong: It’s venal, anti-science, and sometimes even fraudulent. Sometimes,

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Your Overlooked Lists

I keep thinking about “Overlooked Problems,” a column written this spring by an occasional Substack writer about whom I know nothing except that they are a scientist doing research into organ generation and regeneration. The column

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