It’s a Knockoff

Posted on by David Gelber

When wildfires were raging in California recently, one of the priceless cultural treasures under threat, we learned, was the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Among the artefacts in the library is a portrait of the late president done entirely in jelly beans: ten thousand of them, to be precise. Reagan was so fond […]

Lies, Damned Lies & Research Findings

Posted on by David Gelber

In 1830, Charles Babbage, the English mathematician and ‘father of the computer’, wrote his Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes. He sketched out a typology of all the ways scientists could commit fraud: by hoaxing (where the idea is to reveal later that the scientific results were […]

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