A Battle to Debunk Science

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Journalist Sam Apple joins us to discuss his recent article for Wired, “The Young Billionaire Behind the War on Science,” a profile of billionaire John Arnold who’s pledged half his fortune to debunking scientific research, including flawed cancer studies. It was recently reported that the first results from a major project designed to measure the reliability of cancer research revealed that labs trying to repeat published experiments are often unable to do so. Also joining us is scientist Tim Errington of Open Science Framework, who is the project lead on the cancer replication project mentioned in Apple’s story.