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Doing Good Science

Building knowledge, training new scientists, sharing a world.

Heroes, human “foibles”, and science outreach.

Heroes, human “foibles”, and science outreach.

“Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman There is a tendency sometimes to treat human beings as if they were resultant vectors arrived at by adding lots and lots of particular [...]

July 13, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel
Put Yourself in the Cheater's Shoes

Put Yourself in the Cheater's Shoes

Could seeing the world through the eyes of the scientist who behaves unethically be a valuable tool for those trying to behave ethically? Last semester, I asked my “Ethics in Science” students to review an online ethics training module of the sort that many institutions use to address responsible conduct of research with their students [...]

July 9, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel
In the wake of the Harran plea deal, are universities embracing lab safety?

In the wake of the Harran plea deal, are universities embracing lab safety?

Earlier this month, prosecutors in Los Angeles reached a plea agreement with UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran in the criminal case against him in connection with the 2008 lab accident that resulted in the death of 23-year-old staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji.

June 30, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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