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Number 49 ~ Spring/Summer 2016

Special Section: The Integrity of Science

Editor’s Note

Introducing our special section on “The Integrity of Science”

Saving Science

Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world.

Daniel Sarewitz

Two Cheers for the Retraction Boom

Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus praise the growing scrutiny of scientific publications

A Different Kind of Scientific Revolution

Barbara A. Spellman on the role of technological and demographic changes


Getting Over ‘Apolloism’

Rand Simberg on why the 1960s missions to the Moon are a bad template for today’s space program

Is There an ‘Unmet Need’ for Family Planning?

Rebecca Oas dismantles the concept behind efforts to increase global contraceptive use

European and American Views on Genetically Modified Foods

Orsolya Ujj on the cultural and philosophical differences that explain contrasting beliefs and policies on GMOs

Fiction in the Age of Screens

Erik P. Hoel on how today’s novelists cope with their HBO anxiety

Scientist, Scholar, Soul

Marc D. Guerra on Margaret Edson’s play Wit and the temptation to hide from matters of ultimate meaning