What a bunch of nerds.
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
Internal and external pressure drive a rush toward prestige.
Don't worry, we'll keep writing about science
Prepare your grains of salt
Because half the time, even scientists don't know WTF these papers are talking about
We describe it briefly here
Structuralist analysis reveals why you think soft, floral patterns are so tacky. (Ugh, so tacky.)
Hint: the circles are not created by fairies.
Guys, seriously, so dumb.
The pseudonymous Isis the Scientist had her name revealed after a confrontation on Twitter.
The software lets investigators catch scientific fraud that would be otherwise difficult for journal editors to spot.
I can't believe that's science!
The government shutdown is harming important scientific work in many ways, a Nature editorial this week reminds us.
The move is meant to combat publication bias.
Or at least a sense of history.
In the latest issue of Nature, Dean Keith Simonton argues that modern science is just building on what's already known, rather than upending what we think we know.
"There's almost no way to stop [the study] from being spun into the 'war against women' story," coauthor Vladas Griskevicius says. Is he right, or was the study the problem?
A recent study finds that only 21 percent of all retracted papers were due to legitimate error rather than scientific misconduct.
Keep them shut. Researchers find a nap is the surest way to retain information
Using innovative copyrights and a Web 2.0 platform, John Wilbanks may just transform how scientific discoveries are made
Nerdy Mad Libs Fool the Experts
Kansas kids dig deep and discover a mystery about the fats in french fries.