Category Archives: humanity

In the shadows of greatness

How do we define greatness in science? I started pondering this question after responses started coming in to Nature Chemistry‘s “unscientific & arbitrary Twitter poll“, asking “Who is the greatest chemist of all time?” The results are now posted on The Skeptical Chymist, the Nature … Continue reading

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Humanization of biomedical research

Biomedical research has a tendency to strip away the human element of its subjects. Is it time we started putting some that back? Continue reading

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