Vox: The Seven Biggest Problems in Science

Vox posted an article, "The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists". I would have cast some of it differently and there are some alternative issues I might have focused on but it is worth reading over.  It closely mirrors a conversation I had with a grad student last week about struggling to deal with a feeling of cynicism and pessimism in science versus trying to stay positive and focused on research. The section headings are copied below to give you a feeling of what is discussed.

  1. "Academia has a huge money problem"
  2. "Too many studies are poorly designed"
  3. "Replicating results is crucial — and rare"
  4. "Peer review is broken"
  5. "Too much science is locked behind paywalls"
  6. "Science is poorly communicated"
  7. "Life as a young academic is incredibly stressful"

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