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stuart firestein

  • The Attack of Zombie Science

    They look like scientific papers. But they’re distorting and killing science.

  • The Man Who Seduced the World with Whale Songs

    Roger Payne sparked the anti-whaling movement. He’s not done yet.

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    Ignorance: How It Drives Science, a New Podcast

    In this premier episode, the hosts ask astronomer Jill Tarter who or what’s out there.

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    The Man Who Seduced the World with Whale Songs

    Roger Payne sparked the anti-whaling movement. He’s not done yet.

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    Here’s the Right Story for Vaccine Holdouts

    Two public health experts explain how to cut through the noise about COVID-19 vaccines.

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    The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions

    Are you judging your decisions on their outcomes?

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    Why Scientists Need To Fail Better

    The rush for success is driving science into a corner, apart from wider culture.

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    Certainly Not!

    Good science requires cultivating doubt and finding pleasure in mystery.