A high-profile paper
on the risks of hyrdoxychloroquine was recently and rightfully retracted.
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Severe scrutiny of two major papers, including one about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, is part of science's normal process of self-correction.
What happens to their credibility when scientists take to the streets? February 2017 Stand Up for Science rally in Boston.
The research community tends to assume advocacy doesn't mix with objectivity. One study suggests there's room for scientists to make real-world recommendations without compromising their trusted status.
Some questioned the concept of the Women’s March on Washington. Now scientists will march against Donald Trump. Is that a good idea?
Trump is not science's biggest problem.
Shouting past each other online doesn’t help.
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Social media is a great way to spread science information, fast. But the online echo chamber isn't always good at separating what's valid from what's not, and being prolific doesn't make you right.