Scientific Glory

Swiss academic Bruno Lemaitre says science is becoming more narcissistic, the Guardian reports.

Lemaitre laments the increasing importance of publishing in top journals, having a high media profile, and professional rivalries. "Many great scientists are narcissists. It's a bit sad, but it's a fact," he says.

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