How Hard Do Scientists Work?

Some scientists I’ve met are dazzlingly smart, others are creative, and most are steadfastly thorough, meticulous and persistent, but all the successful researchers I know are also very hard workers.

Are fads and fashions good or bad for science?

As global communications become ever more powerful fads and fashions are dominating world thinking more rapidly than ever before. Cute ideas quickly ‘go viral’. The more appeal they have, the more they are promulgated, and the positive feedback loop means that lots of people end up jumping on the same bandwagons.