Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting. To an alarming degree, it is not

An anonymous author at The Economist claims that much published scientific research is irreproducible.

The idea that the same experiments always get the same results, no matter who performs them, is one of the cornerstones of science’s claim to objective truth. If a systematic campaign of replication does not lead to the same results, then either the original research is flawed . . . or the replications are.

Unreliable research: Trouble at the lab | The Economist.