Another botched peer review—this one involving a controversial study of police killings—shows how devil’s advocates could improve the scientific process.
Don’t blame last week’s journal retractions on the scary pace of the pandemic. “Once-in-a-lifetime” scandals like this seem to happen all the time.
Much of the research that emerges in the coming weeks will turn out to be unreliable, even wrong. We’ll be OK if we remember that.