From Johns Hopkins Magazine, publishing scientific research might help prevent the next pandemic, but there is legitimate fear that critical information could fall into the wrong hands. Can we stop modern-day mad scientists? Science is a risky business, argue leading researchers in a special Discover roundtable — you have to gamble big to win big. Elsa Moriarty on 6 elaborate science experiments done just for the hell of it. How might intellectual humility lead to scientific insight? W. Jay Wood wonders. Don't take it too hard: A study of scientific papers’ histories from submission to publication unearths some unexpected patterns. Joseph Grcar on comments and corrigenda in scientific literature: How self-correcting is the written record of scientific and engineering endeavors? From The New Atlantis, Matthew C. Rees looks back on the debates over Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; and Joseph V. Kennedy on the sources and uses of U.S. science funding. Science’s Fantasy Island: Why biologist with big bucks Eric Peterson established a research base off the coast of Canada. Data do-gooder: Data-Kind unites scientists with social organizations to solve problems.

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