Posts Tagged ‘Controversy’

Don’t Lose the 3

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by admin

Six years ago, the CEO of French manufacturer Poly Implant Prosthese, Jean-Claude Mas, was convicted and sent to jail for using non-medical […]

What a Tangled Web We Weave

Posted on: November 23rd, 2018 by admin

The poem Marmion was written by Sir Walter Scott and published in 1808. It is a story of lust, forgery, treason and […]

We Learn From Our Mistakes

Posted on: October 26th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Eight years ago, two health journalists – Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus – wrote their first blog about the retraction of journal […]

The End of Paywalled Journals?

Posted on: September 7th, 2018 by admin

Science Europe is an association of European Research Funding Organisations based in Brussels, and earlier this week it published a controversial initiative called […]

Pseudoscience and Debunking Myths

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

David Gorski is a surgical oncologist at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit. He specializes in […]

Welch Found Guilty of Plagiarism

Posted on: August 24th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Two years ago we featured a paper by Gilbert Welch (seen right, © The Dartmouth Institute) published by the New England Journal […]

An Electronic Idiot Savant?

Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

The title of today’s blog is taken from a recent opinion piece in The Economist that considers whether artificial intelligence (AI) will […]

End the Confusion

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

There is no doubting the power of social media to influence the way people think about a particular topic. And, […]

A Computer Algorithm Failure

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

On Wednesday 2 May 2018 the Health Secretary for the UK government, Mr Jeremy Hunt (seen right, © The Independent), stood up […]

Politics Trumps Common Sense

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

On 3 April 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of 1,300 products imported from China that would be […]