A recent study in Environmental Research Letters showed that anti-anxiety drugs may actually have a beneficial effect on some fish, increasing their survival rates. That’s interesting in and of itself, but what really caught writer Simon Makin’s attention is what that study says about research methods. Maybe we’re looking at this all wrong. Simon Makin has written on a variety of scientific topics for Scientific American, Nature, The New Scientist and the Economist. He joined the Monday Buzz from England on September 8.