Is Science Reliable?

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It seems like every few months, there’s some kind of news about problems with the scientific publishing industry. Why does this keep happening? And what can be done to fix the system?

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Sources:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/27/fabricated-peer-reviews-prompt-scientific-journal-to-retract-43-papers-systematic-scheme-may-affect-other-journals/
http://www.nature.com/news/reproducibility-crisis-blame-it-on-the-antibodies-1.17586
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-cancer-idUSBRE82R12P20120328
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/08/psychology-studies-reliability-reproducability-nosek/402466/
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http://www.nature.com/news/policy-nih-plans-to-enhance-reproducibility-1.14586
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