Humans learn from mistakes - so why do we hide our failures?

Embracing errors in research is the only way to be really sure we are learning, Professor Ben Newell argues

A few years ago I had the pleasure of listening to the legal scholar Cass Sunstein speak in the flesh. Mr Sunstein wrote the best-selling book Nudge, along with his long-time collaborator Richard Thaler.

Mr Thaler subsequently won the Nobel Prize in Economics and Mr Sunstein went to the White House to head up a team