And more than a little quixotic.
PubPeer users went from discussing papers to hunting down fraud—and have embroiled the site in the most important internet privacy case you've never heard of.
What happens when junk science makes it into the mainstream?
Since 1950, many cell lines used in research have been mislabeled as being from the wrong individual, tissue, or species.
A researcher scanned 50,000 papers for statistical errors using an automated system.
Everyone wants reproducible results, but no one can say what that actually means.
More evidence that science isn’t as self-correcting as you might hope.