Research

The work of the world's leading nutrition researchers appears to be riddled with statistical errors

Brian Wansink is one of the most-cited nutrition researchers in the world; 30,000 US schools use his advice to design their lunch programs, drawing …

Peer Review

“Mindless Eating,” or how to send an entire life of research into question

Now questioning: 3,700 citations in 25 different journals—and eight books—over 20+ years.<p>Brian Wansink didn’t mean to spark an investigative fury …

107 Studies Published in a Cancer Journal Have Just Been Retracted

Uh oh.<p>In a massive cleanup, 107 articles have just been retracted from the open-access cancer research journal <i>Tumor Biology</i>.<p>"After a thorough …

Peer Review

The worst part of your workday probably happens before you even get to the office

It's fitting that I'm writing this story on a day when I spent 15 minutes waiting for the train, which never came, meaning I had to walk another 15 minutes in the rain to a different train station.<p>This story, of course, being a story about commuting — and how <b>most of us underestimate just how</b> …

The Workplace

Science journal retracts 107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors

An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been "compromised."<p>The articles were published by the Springer Nature publishing company in the journal <i>Tumor Biology</i>, between 2012 and 2016.<p>The publisher said it found that the …

China

What is EPA Open Data, and why would it shut down?

We don’t know what we’ve got till it’s (almost) gone<p>On Monday, millions of Americans woke up to a startling surprise: data that was set free would once again be locked away. According to a pop-up that appeared on the EPA Open Data website, its days are numbered—the message stated that the site …

Data Management

A guide to why your world is a hallucination

What’s your brain doing when you process information? Could it be producing a “controlled online hallucination”?<p>Welcome to one of the more …

Consciousness

No The EPA's Open Data Website Is Not Going Away - The Future Of Open Science Data

Yesterday a Medium post went by that caught my eye – the CEO of a contractor claiming that it had been informed by the US Government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it would potentially have to shut down the EPA’s open data website this coming Friday. As frantic calls to action coursed …

Open Data

Science Has Outgrown the Human Mind and Its Limited Capacities

<i>The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and</i> …

Emerging Technology

Jeff Sessions Wants Courts to Rely Less on Science and More on "Science"

On April 10, a group of lawyers, scientists, judges, crime lab technicians, law enforcement officers, and academics gathered in Washington, DC, for …

Government

Researchers Are Trying to Better Understand Orgasm Faking

It’s very easy to make jokes about the subject of orgasm faking. Because the subject entails so much embarrassment and insecurity, particularly of a …

Scientific Research

Research Check: are Aussie women ageing up to 20 years faster than US women?

Across the developed world, looking older than your chronological age is considered a drawback. Western societies value physical beauty and vitality …

Longevity

How Science Sorts Fact From Alternative Fact

<i>You have the facts; now share them</i>, reads an advertisement urging me to buy a gift subscription to Scientific American. Perhaps we’re seeing a backlash against Kellyanne Conway’s infamous “alternative facts,” or a response to fears that the U.S. has entered a post-truth era. One way or another, …

Scientific Method

Fact-checking booms in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — The news of Maria Eduarda Alves da Conceição’s death dominated headlines in this city that has become painfully familiar with …

Journalism

Updates from Sailing Yacht Research Foundation >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) has published online the final report on Phase 2C of the Downwind Aero Moments and Forces project has …

Sailing

PR push for "Voice Stress Analysis" products?

A Craigslist ad posted 20 days ago — "Seeking a Blog Writer for Voice Stress Analysis Technology":<p>We are looking for someone to ghostwrite blog posts …

Why we joined the March for Science

After events across the world on Saturday we asked readers working in or involved in science to tell us why they were taking action<p>Scientists from around the world took to the streets and organised online in events advocating evidence-based policy on 22 April.<p>The global March for Science started as …

Scientific Research

Why I marched for science

When the March for Science was first announced, I wasn't planning to go. I was unsure what role scientists should have in politics and wary of …

Scientific Method

Making a case in the streets for federal support for science

Organizers of the March for Science said that the event in Washington, D.C., and the satellite marches across the country this weekend were just the …

Scientific Research

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Scientific Research

Writing Digital Copy for Domain Experts

<b>Summary:</b> These tips for writing web content for specialized audiences will help you sound authoritative and bolster your credibility. Professionals …

Content Marketing

LSD microdoses make people feel sharper, and scientists want to know how

What we do — and mostly don’t — know about tiny doses of hallucinogens<p>May didn’t notice much with the first dose of LSD. She felt good, and she got a lot accomplished, and that was all.<p>It was the day after that things really clicked. She felt even better, and she got a lot more accomplished. She …

Lsd

How walking benefits the brain: Researchers show that foot's impact helps control, increase the amount of blood sent to the brain

Researchers show that foot's impact helps control, increase the amount of blood sent to the brain<p>You probably know that walking does your body good, …

Neurology

Study: Why publishers need to approach native advertising with caution

In late February, the academic journal <i>Digital Journalism</i> published findings from a new study on audience reactions to native advertising.<p>The article, …

Advertising

Germany pays too little attention to current anti-Semitism, report says

An independent report, supported by politicians across the spectrum, has concluded that more needs to be done to fight modern forms of anti-Semitism in Germany. But it doesn't answer the question of precisely what.<p>At the official presentation in Berlin on Monday, politicians and researchers …

Anti-Semitism

Why predicting the future is more than just horseplay

The science of prediction lies at the heart of the modern world, but attempts to forecast even the most straightforward systems often confound …

Predictions

New Study Casts Doubt on Savings From Four-Day Weeks

« Later School Start Times for Teenagers Get Another National Endorsement | Main<p>| No comments<p>There is no conclusive evidence that four-day school …

Education

Grill That Edtech Company With These 6 Questions Before Buying Anything

Education technology providers dangle the promise of transforming classrooms and equipping previously disengaged students with the skills to become …

Product Management

Marketplace Roundtable: Talking To The Experts

Slingshot Insights discusses their approach to working with experts to get deeper into investing stories.<p>The approaching ASCO conference is an …

Health Care

Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science

The constant rain in the capital didn’t dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands of marchers who slogged through the mud to cheer for science this …

Scientific Research