The other side of bad science reporting
New Scientist Breaking News - Most scientific papers are probably wrong: "Surprisingly, Ioannidis says another predictor of false findings is if a field is 'hot', with many teams feeling pressure to beat the others to statistically significant findings."
"We should accept that most research findings will be refuted. Some will be replicated and validated. The replication process is more important than the first discovery," Ioannidis says.