Research

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

The public relies on scientists to report their findings accurately and completely, but that does not always happen. Too often, researchers announce …

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Cure For AIDS? Researchers Find ‘Clear Potential’ To End Epidemic With Anti-HIV Infection Drug

Researchers have made tremendous strides toward creating a cure for HIV and AIDS in recent months, but a Welsh-government commissioned report …

International Business Times

Engineering a gender bias

Female researchers cite their own work less than men. If citations are the currency of science, women are being short-changed<p>Gita Ghiasi, whose data …

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Dozens of Scientific Journals Offered Her a Job. But She Didn't Exist

If you received a resumé and cover letter from an Anna O. Fraud, you might sense something fishy. If you got one from an Anna O. Szust, you'd …

TIME

Sting Operation Reveals Science's Insane Fake News Problem

If someone applied to a top position at a company, you’d hope a hiring manager would at least Google the applicant to ensure they’re qualified. A …

Gizmodo

Building a better correction

Misperceptions, like zombies, are difficult to kill. A recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, for instance, found that the “death panel” myth is still …

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The One Habit That Puts a Lot of Science Research Into Question

Mice have been integral to uncovering some major modern scientific mysteries, ranging from PTSD, cocaine addiction, aging reversal, and more.<p>But a …

Inverse

As Trump Guts Science, Who Benefits?

President Donald Trump's first budget request to Congress includes cutting 20% of the funding for the institute that supports the most basic biomedical research in the country, The National Institutes of Health. Funding to other scientific agencies, especially those focused on climate change and …

The Huffington Post

Article metrics for: A new hypothesis of dinosaur relationships and early dinosaur evolution : Nature : Nature Research

<b>Sources:</b> Web of Science, CrossRef, Scopus, WebTrends, and Altmetric<p><b>Frequency of updates:</b> In most cases, our metrics data is updated hourly, In some …

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Stop Assessing Science

Icompletely agree with PZ, in part because I’ve heard the same tune before.The results indicate that the investigators contributing to Volume 61 of …

Scientific Research

“Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining Science

In the fall of 2015, a young scholar named Anna Olga Szust began sending her C.V. and a cover letter to scores of scientific journals, with the hope of being named an editor. Editors play a vital role in the world of science publishing, checking the methodology of authors and managing the …

The New Yorker

The idea of monogamy as a relationship ideal is based on flawed science

Is monogamy actually better than non-monogamy?<p>It’s still very much an open question—and one with no clear answers, in part because scientists can’t break free of a certain worldview gripping their field.<p>Monogamy is so much a part of the emotional makeup of Western culture that even people who study …

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Researchers break efficiency record for consumer-friendly solar panels

Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, but consumer cells are notably less efficient. At best, silicon-based technology has a theoretical …

Engadget

Research Debt

Science is a human activity. When we fail to distill and explain research, we accumulate a kind of debt...

Science

Unpaywall: The Browser Add-on That Finds (Legal) Free Copies Of Academic Papers You See As You Browse The Web

Techdirt has just written about ResearchGate, which claims to offer access to 100 million academic papers. However, as we wrote, there's an issue …

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Research: Junior Female Scientists Aren’t Getting the Credit They Deserve

According to the U.S. National Science Foundation, women earn about half of the doctoral degrees in science, yet they represent a mere 21% of the faculty at the full professor level at research institutions in the United States.<p>In explaining these numbers, a great deal of attention has been given …

Harvard Business Review

Definition Of The Term 'Fiduciary' - Delay Of Applicability Date - Public Comments

We applaud the Department of Labor for raising awareness of the importance of fiduciary standards, especially the duty of care, the focus of our …

Seeking Alpha

The ethics of research: how to end the exploitation of vulnerable communities

Vulnerable indigenous communities across the world have long fallen victim to plundering “bioprospectors” who have raided and commercialised their …

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Chipotle Rallies After Data Researcher Predicts Sales Surprise - Bloomberg

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. shares rose the most in almost six weeks after data-analysis firm M Science predicted that first-quarter sales will …

Bloomberg

How Deadly Spider Venom Might Save Lives

Funnel web spiders are a perplexing bunch. The eight-legged Australian creatures can kill with their venom, but are simultaneously required for …

Gizmodo

Debate Yourself and You’ll Make Better Decisions

New research shows how inner dialogue can boost critical thinking.<p>Next time you’re trying to figure out where you stand on any given issue (be it …

Critical Thinking

Hey, Look! Federal Bureaucrats Are Backing Off

When I was an academic economist, I sometimes did lab experiments. These would usually involve a simulated financial market, where a room full of students would trade made-up assets for an hour or so. Made-up money was the prize, with successful traders getting more of it.<p>Nobody was put in medical, …

Bloomberg

OA curricula for Researchers and Library Schools | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Library Schools<p><b>UNESCO Member States have recognized that knowledge plays a key role in economic growth,</b> …

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Tail or tunnel? Mouse-handling methods could influence experiments

As you might remember from high school chemistry class, it's important to take every component into account when designing scientific experiments. …

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Hybrid Pedagogy offers online open peer reviews

Those in the humanities often champion collaboration and the open exchange of ideas, but you wouldn't necessarily know that when you look at the …

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Lip-reading program more accurate than humans could help hearing-impaired

Technology might also improve speech recognition and ultimately Siri, Alexa or Google Now<p>Lip-reading is a notoriously tricky task. But researchers at …

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Comment: Research needs more competence, less 'excellence'

There is much talk about the need for excellence, but is it really what science needs, asks Adrian Barnett<p>It is almost impossible to work in research …

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Researchers adapt a DIY robotics kit to automate biology experiments

Elementary and secondary school students who later want to become scientists and engineers often get hands-on inspiration by using off-the-shelf kits …

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Essay on a new publication, "The Journal of Interrupted Studies"

<b>Few accounts</b> of a scholar’s working conditions lodge themselves in a reader’s imagination quite like Eric Auerbach’s understated remarks in the …

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National Science Statement a positive gesture but lacks policy solutions: experts

<i>Today the Australian government launched the National Science Statement, outlining its commitment to science as part of the National Innovation and</i> …

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