Posts about how science works


The Scientific Method in the Real World by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

The REAL Scientific Method… And Why It’s AWESOME

Last Monday, I wrote about where facts come from.¬†Since the post focused on the peer-review process used to check scientific data before it's published, I probably should have called it "How We Know Scientists Aren't Just Making Stuff Up." Today, ... Read More  

boy holding a protest sign demanding peer review

Where Do Facts Come From?

The phrase “alternative facts” was floating around the media (social and otherwise) this weekend, and it made my head explode¬†on multiple levels. First, because I work at a university, and I’m pretty sure if you use those on exams, ... Read More