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Citizen science as peer review

One of the goals any citizen scientist should have is to obtain the clearest information possible, before making any decision on an important issue. Obtaining information crucial to making decisions…

The finest news money can buy?

Is journalistic integrity now for sale in our culture? On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, the outside wrap of the Times Colonist ran an advertisement, on the front page, in a…

A vision for citizen science

My last two articles have focused on issues in politics related to science and alternative medicine respectively. This time, I want to get to the nitty-gritty of what this column…