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Scientists can make mistakes, but it’s important to keep an open mind and curious approach when conducting research. (Shutterstock)

In science, it’s better to be curious than correct

Mistakes can be made during scientific research with devastating effects. Keeping an open mind to the possibility of error and correcting immediately can make the difference between life and death.
We like to narrate our lives in terms of the challenges we’ve confronted and the setbacks we’ve overcome. frankie's/shutterstock.com

Do we actually grow from adversity?

We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Around 90% of research papers published in journals contain results that prove the hypotheses. This bias has driven scientists to commit unethical practices just to get published easier. Shutterstock

Three things the scientific community can do to filter sketchy research

Indonesia's unhealthy obsession with research output is driving scientists to commit unethical acts to produce research that are more publishable. What can the research community do to stop this?
Drones are increasingly used to gather information and inform research. As technology develops longer-lasting batteries and more sensitive cameras, the role of drones in research will continue to grow. (Shutterstock)

Drones help track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
User agreements are often long, complex and inaccessible texts that don’t help users understand what exactly is being done with their information. Shutterstock

Plain language about health data is essential for transparency and trust

As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
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Science needs myths to thrive

Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.

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