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Michael Brown

How to quickly spot dodgy science

I haven’t got time for science, or at least not all of it. I cannot read 19,000 astrophysics papers every year. No way. And I have little patience for bad science, which gets more media attention than it deserves.

Science
Michael Brown

Trump has embraced pseudoscience and its deceptive tactics in a post-truth world

As a scientist, I expect the Trump presidency to have a curious familiarity.Why? Because the relentless stream of falsehoods and character attacks of Trump’s campaign mainstreamed disinformation tactics that biologists, immunologists and climate

Science
Michael Brown

Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge

by Michael Brown Radio National’s Background Briefing recently presented a grim academic tale of identity theft, shambolic conferences, exploitation, sham peer review and pseudoscience. Presenter Hagar Cohen provided an eye-opening...

Michael Brown

Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge

by Michael Brown Radio National’s Background Briefing recently presented a grim academic tale of identity theft, shambolic conferences, exploitation, sham peer review and pseudoscience. Presenter Hagar Cohen provided an eye-opening...

Michael Brown

Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge

by Michael Brown Radio National’s Background Briefing recently presented a grim academic tale of identity theft, shambolic conferences, exploitation, sham peer review and pseudoscience. Presenter Hagar Cohen provided an eye-opening...

Michael Brown

Scientists can learn from pseudoscience … that’s a fact

by Michael Brown Scientists should study pseudoscience – see what the pseudoscientists are up to and perhaps (for a laugh) try a few pseudostudies themselves. Critically, scientists must learn what...

Michael Brown

Scientists can learn from pseudoscience … that’s a fact

by Michael Brown Scientists should study pseudoscience – see what the pseudoscientists are up to and perhaps (for a laugh) try a few pseudostudies themselves. Critically, scientists must learn what...

Michael Brown

Scientists can learn from pseudoscience … that’s a fact

by Michael Brown Scientists should study pseudoscience – see what the pseudoscientists are up to and perhaps (for a laugh) try a few pseudostudies themselves. Critically, scientists must learn what...