Faculty Of Science

A new study has found that flocking on curved surfaces gives rise to unique patterns that nature could be taking advantage of – in our bodies, in the world. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the project of modernity, as had been promoted by Bacon and Descartes, led to rapid scientific advance and the successful development of a new type of natural science, mathematical, methodically experimental, and deliberately innovative.

In my year and a half on the replication beat for Slate, the phrase science is broken has appeared in the headlines of two of my stories Another headline claimed that cancer research is broken,” while a fourth announced, with reference to psychology, that everything is crumbling.” I could say that reporters rarely write their own headlines—indeed, those phrases originated with my editors—and that I don’t believe I’ve ever put the B-word in the body of a replication piece.sciencescience

Not since …