Too many researchers make up or massage their data, says Timothy D. Clark. Only stringent demands for proof can stop them.
Boycotting US conferences will not help scientists from any country.
Earth-monitoring research missions should go on, despite commercial ventures
Policymakers should read the contents of published papers and not just count them, says Dyna Rochmyaningsih.
The cosmic impact that formed Pluto’s moon Charon several billion years ago may also have created the dark regions seen at Pluto’s equator (pictured).Scientists led by Yasuhito Sekine at the University of Tokyo ran laboratory experiments to see what might happen if a comet
Tastier tomatoes could be on the menu if breeders reintroduce lost gene variants involved in the production of flavour compounds.Harry Klee at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Sanwen Huang at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Shenzhen and their team analysed the
The volume of rain produced by individual storms is projected to rise in the coming years thanks to global warming.Rainfall is expected to become more intense in a warming world, but how the duration of discrete events might change has not been clear. David
Psychology can moderate our response to unsavoury actions such as the US ban on immigrants, but we should not let our appetite for dissent diminish.
As the public-health agency chooses a new leader, the media and politicians must be more realistic about what it can do.
Across the United States, electric vehicles are more detrimental to the environment than petrol-powered vehicles thanks to the pollution created in generating electricity.Stephen Holland at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his colleagues modelled air pollution from motor vehicles by region. Nearly