What Happens When Scientists Get It Wrong?

Posted: July 16, 2012 in peer review, science

The meaning of RE-search

Reporting in Science, two teams of scientists say they were unable to replicate the results of a 2010 study claiming to have found ‘alien life’ on Earth—a bacterium that could build its DNA using arsenic. Science journalist Carl Zimmer talks about how the controversy played out online, and how science corrects itself.

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