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1,500 scientists speak out on science’s reproducibility crisis

1,500 scientists speak out on science’s reproducibility crisis All too often, the idea is great, but the science just isn’t there to back it up, so the product never appears.Nature News did a survey of its readers, including more than 1,500 researchers, to find out what they thought about the problem of replicating others’ work and getting discordant results.

Vaporware: 2016's wall of shame

Vaporware: 2016's wall of shame Vaporware was a many-splendored thing this year, with entries from the usual suspects (gaming hardware, video games) and the highly unusual (when was the last time you heard about a multi-billion dollar corporation pulling a shrug emoji and hoping no one noticed?After a failed IndieGoGo campaign, Coleco even lent its name to the Chameleon project, hoping for a retro-gaming renaissance.

Just what no one needed: 'world's first smart condom' unveiled

Just what no one needed: 'world's first smart condom' unveiled Con “smart condom” is the odds-on heavyweight contender for terrible idea of the week.It is not smart, and it is not a condom, and those are only two of the many facepalm-inducing problems with this product.