The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

Today, scientists' success often isn't measured by the quality of their questions or the rigor of their methods. It's instead measured by how much grant money they win, the number of studies they publish, and how they spin their findings to appeal to the public.

Over time the most successful people will be those who can best exploit the system . . .  

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process