Should Jack* go to China?

Should Jack* go to China?

* Jack: not his real name. The account of Jack’s travels, including his companions, travel destinations and other details have been modified, but broadly represent the real-life scenario. This is a fictionalised case study designed to highlight the principles of...
From Gossip to Gospel

From Gossip to Gospel

A brief exploration of how unsubstantiated statements can enter the scientific literature and rapidly take on an air of reliability, in only three generations. In 1675, Isaac Newton famously said “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of...