From Cato Unbound, Michael Shermer on liberty and science. Will asking a question get your science paper cited more? Lots of stuff other than content can influence why scientific papers are cited by academics. Harry Collins on his book Gravity’s Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-first Century. Free will and quantum clones: George Musser on how your choices today affect the universe at its origin. A review of Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution: A Global Perspective by Toby E. Huff (and more). From Spectrum, when the problem is the problem: Finding the right problem is half the solution. A review of Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority by Steven Shapin (and more). Janet D. Stemwedel on evaluating scientific claims (or, do we have to take the scientist’s word for it?). John Horgan on why the “Slow Science” movement must be crushed. A look at terms that have different meanings for scientists and the public. A new discipline emerges: You've heard of the history of science, the philosophy of science, maybe even the sociology of science — but how about the psychology of science? From TED, Ben Goldacre on battling bad science. Skeptical of science: Among other new roles, journalists are becoming more critical of research. The perfect kilogram is getting lighter — can science find a better measure? A review of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World by Lisa Randall. A look at 8 simple questions you won't believe science can't answer.

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