Charles Seife
Charles Seife

Charles Seife is a journalism professor at New York University. His most recent books are Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking and Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception

Medical Examiner
Sept. 11 2017 4:34 PMBig Pharma’s Attempt to Ghostwrite for Stat Ended Badly—but Not Badly EnoughStat retracted the story, but for the wrong reasons and without addressing the real problem.
Science
April 1 2015 10:25 AMScience’s Big ScandalEven legitimate publishers are faking peer review.
Space: The Next Generation
Dec. 30 2014 7:39 AMThe Billionaires’ Space ClubCatapulting the very rich into space isn’t new, and it isn’t about exploration.
Science
Aug. 22 2013 11:08 AMAn Open Letter to My Former NSA ColleaguesMathematicians, why are you not speaking out?
Science
Aug. 31 2012 7:14 PMJonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.comAn investigation reveals evidence of plagiarism, dodgy quotes, and factual inaccuracies.
Politics
March 1 2017 10:03 AMThe Domesticated Press CorpsTrump is denying journalists their daily nibbles of process and collegiality, and it’s driving them crazy.
Science
Feb. 9 2015 11:16 AMAre Your Medications Safe?The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up.
Mysteries of the Universe
Feb. 5 2014 11:49 PMWhat Is NASA for?The space agency’s need to find a justification for its existence has damaged its integrity.
Nuclear Power
Jan. 3 2013 5:00 AMFusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
Medical Examiner
July 9 2012 4:46 PMDr. Drew Cashes InIt's not just for TV quacks: Drug company money is also swirling around NIH, FDA, and possibly your own doctor.