Scientific literature is getting buried by people lazily citing whatever comes up at the top of Google Scholar. Hilda Bastian considers.
Of midwifery, home births, and hubris. Hilda Bastian considers the problems with breech birth at home.
Hilda Bastian weighs in on the option of the radical middle between equally misguided, competing interest groups in science research
Thinking about claims that yoga reduces depression leads Hilda Bastian to this piece on how to read scientifically.
How can young scientists be critical when they fear retaliation for their ideas? Hilda Bastian has some thoughts.
When it comes to doing right, it’s not enough to be idealistic. Hilda Bastian considers the dilemmas of choosing between principles and values in open access.
48,000 people took part in trials for new drugs for multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer disease, migraine, epilepsy, insomnia, and Parkinson’s. No one knows what happened to them. Hilda Bastian takes the case.
Of nationalism and freedom, without which there can be no science. Hilda Bastian appreciates the life and work of Archibald V. Hill, and finds in it a warning for science today.