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Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud

From The Guardian's Science Weekly - Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not


The Guardian's Science Weekly
The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk - Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology.

Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud
2017-09-14 02:53:55
Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not
27 minutes, 48 seconds


Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders
2017-11-21 22:30:12
What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?


Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter
2017-11-15 04:52:42
Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?


Running smart: the science of completing a marathon
2017-11-08 04:09:53
Hannah Devlin discusses the limits of human performance with sports scientist Professor John Brewer and amateur marathon runner Vicky Solly


How does socioeconomic position affect our health?
2017-11-01 07:41:26
This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy


Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions - podcast
2017-10-25 07:10:47
In this week's Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science's best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars?


Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose
2017-10-18 06:03:24
Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience's biggest mysteries


The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders?
2017-10-12 03:53:37
Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?


From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting
2017-10-03 23:30:21
Nicola Davis is joined by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy to explore zero, infinity and everything in between


Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective
2017-09-26 23:30:26
What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?


The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers
2017-09-19 23:30:39
Nicola Davis speaks with two experts on the frontline of cybercrime to find out how the changing digital landscape is leaving us all vulnerable to cyber attacks


Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud
2017-09-14 02:53:55
Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not


The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness - podcast
2017-09-06 05:51:30
In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a 'vegetative' state - and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?


Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success?
2017-08-29 23:30:22
Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause


Being human in the age of artificial intelligence
2017-08-22 23:00:06
Ian Sample speaks with Prof Max Tegmark about the advance of AI, the future of life on Earth, and what happens if and when a 'superintelligence' arrives


Cross Section: Dame Stephanie Shirley
2017-08-16 08:32:13
Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist


Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations
2017-08-10 09:03:09
Hannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open?


A peek behind the cosmic curtain: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw answer your questions - podcast
2017-08-02 07:09:34
Science Weekly hosts the authors of Universal: a guide to the cosmos for a special live recording answering questions about the big bang, the multiverse and more


Minds and machines: can we work together in the digital age?
2017-07-26 07:28:26
Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play


Science Weekly live: call for listener's questions
2017-07-25 09:07:46
This Thursday, we'll be recording a very special Q&A episode with Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw and we want your questions!


Hearing voices: the science of auditory verbal hallucinations
2017-07-19 07:28:18
What can advances in neuroscience and psychology reveal about this age-old phenomenon? And how might digital avatars help patients answer back?


Big data: what can the internet tell us about who we really are?
2017-07-12 07:21:57
In an age where Google sees trillions of searches a year, what can our usage of it reveal? How accurate are these 'big data' representations? And how might this all be used for the greater good?


A history of human creativity: the good, the bad, and the ugly
2017-07-06 08:08:11
Ian Sample delves into our evolutionary past to explore the role creativity and collaboration may have played in early human societies


Cross section: Athene Donald
2017-06-27 23:30:13
Hannah Devlin sits down with experimental physicist Athene Donald to explore her work in polymers and role as an advocate for gender equality in science


Out with the old: new treatment on cell ageing process
2017-06-21 07:43:57
Ian Sample explores research on cellular senescence and the role this therapeutic approach can play in age-related diseases and health issues


Face value: the science of first impressions
2017-06-16 03:29:57
Hannah Devlin delves into the world of human faces and asks: how does the brain process them? And how do faces affect our ideas about people?


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