The recent Perspectives calling for researchers to publish negative results resonated with readers.
As a Ph.D. student, I am certainly in favor of this. I’ve spent at least six months of my Ph.D. trying to do different things that didn’t work, and only after talking to people in a similar field at conferences did I find that there are many people who have tried and failed at the same thing
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Isn’t that what an expert is ... someone who has made all of the mistakes?
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As Faraday said, it doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong if it clears the way for progress.
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Editor’s note: To assist educators, C&EN and ACS released an infographic illustrating new National Fire Protection Association guidance for conducting demonstrations and experiments, as well as a video showing how to conduct flame tests using aqueous salt solutions. The resources are available at cenm.ag/labdemo.