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If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it just might be. Mark Hang Fung So/Unsplash

6 tips to help you detect fake science news

Whenever you hear about a new bit of science news, these suggestions will help you assess whether it's more fact or fiction.
The internet has made scientific research more available to the public and the media. (Shutterstock)

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

The peer-review process is an essential part to ensure the quality of scientific research, but the pandemic-driven demand for information means that research is publicized before it has been reviewed.
More is less in the world of research publications. Desktop image via www.shutterstock.com.

Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished

The traditional mode of publishing scientific research faces much criticism – primarily for being too slow and sometimes shoddily done. Maybe fewer publications of higher quality is the way forward.

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