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Study Finds Dramatic Growth in Numbers of “Supporting Scientists” on Research Teams

December 17, 2018

As university research has become more complex and interdisciplinary, laboratory teams have grown in size, with increasing numbers…
Feminism in science: Towards a new witch-hunt?

November 23, 2017

The vast majority of us in science are convinced that discrimination is reprehensible, and we advocate that a…
‘Mouse-friendly’ handling tunnels good for science as well as welfare

March 22, 2017

A new study shows that how mice are picked up by the experimenter can substantially change their behaviour…
Public Trust in Science Hinges on Uncertainty, Study Finds

February 23, 2017

To a significant degree, the progress of science depends on how the lay public judges specific research endeavours…
Language barrier is still a problem in science community

January 4, 2017

Knowing foreign languages is extremely beneficial – it is essential part of our education. However, regardless of how…
Researchers model how ‘publication bias’ does — and doesn’t — affect the ‘canonization’ of facts in science

December 21, 2016

Arguing in a Boston courtroom in 1770, John Adams famously pronounced, “Facts are stubborn things,” which cannot be…
Strong evidence may actually damage credibility of the scientific research

January 16, 2016

Have you ever been in a situation when everything goes as expected and you think it is too…
Maiden or queen? (R)evolution of citizen science

November 30, 2015

The field of citizen science is experiencing a major explosion – both in numbers and types of projects…
Massive Study Reports Challenges in Reproducing Published Psychology Findings

August 29, 2015

A study that sought to replicate 100 findings published in three prominent psychology journals has found that, across…
Tension between U.S. politics and science soothed — for now

April 13, 2015

Over the past two years, politicians have questioned the value of dozens of projects funded by the National…
Faced with Contradicting Information, People Turn to Unfalsifiable Claims, Study Finds

March 4, 2015

As we know from past research, challenging irrational thinking and refuting unsubstantiated factual claims is not enough to…
Science communication: why PR is not a dirty word

January 30, 2015

The empty box on the grant application form glares reproachfully at the scientist poring over it, those dreaded…
One in five online scholarly articles affected by ‘reference rot’

January 28, 2015

While the immediacy of publishing information on the Internet dramatically speeds the dissemination of scholarly knowledge, the transition…
Scientists as Celebrities and Their Effect on Society

January 19, 2015

A well-known theoretical physicist and science populariser Lawrence Krauss wrote an article for the January/February issue of the Bulletin…
Journal Science unveils top 10 breakthroughs of 2014

December 19, 2014

The Rosetta spacecraft caught up with the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko beyond Mars this August, and its preliminary…
Can one third of the statistically significant results be mistaken?

December 12, 2014

“If you use P=0.05 to suggest that you have made a discovery, you will be wrong at least…
Space for research: Creating a global research institute

December 10, 2014

The University of Tokyo’s Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) aims to…
How Cloud Technology Is Changing the Face of Science

November 26, 2014

Sometimes science can be slow to adopt certain technologies. The Slow Science Academy enumerates the technologies that scientists…
MIT anthropologist of science explores how scientific “things” emerge

November 21, 2014

In 2009, MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich explored the depths of recent scientific thinking about the living sea in…
Literature Searches Benefit from Location Tagging

October 30, 2014

Conducting literature searches for scientific papers just got more comprehensive, thanks to innovations by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…
Not all is lost as regards science publishing

October 30, 2014

John Ioannidis’ 2005 article was hugely influential in presenting a powerful argument as to why most published research…
How to improve our scientific practice?

October 29, 2014

One of the founders of classical economics Adam Smith noticed that “before the invention of the art of…
Some scientists share better than others

October 23, 2014

Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still…
International scientific collaborations are more successful

October 10, 2014

New empirical study carried out by researchers at the University of Chicago shows that international scientific cooperation allows…
European scientists protest austerity measures and offer dire warnings of impact

October 10, 2014

European scientists are extremely worried about the future of research in Europe—many of the countries that make up…
Race and the interest in the hard sciences: is there a link?

September 24, 2014

Hard sciences are usually dominated by men. However, a recent study carried out by American psychologists reveals that…
New Mathematical Tools Seen as Key to Maximizing Value of Scientific Data and Accelerating Discovery

September 15, 2014

The exponential growth of diverse science data represents an unprecedented opportunity to make substantial advances in complex science…
DARPA Open Catalog Expands Listings to Include Research into Biological and Fundamental Sciences

September 1, 2014

The DARPA Open Catalog—a six-month-old public web portal that organizes and shares the results of DARPA research—last week expanded its…
Only small scientific elite publishes continuously

August 8, 2014

The number of academic publications has increased significantly over the past decades. Researchers, who publish continuously and without…
Historical studies suggest that impact of inquisition on scientific progress was exaggerated

July 28, 2014

It is often claimed that scientific progress was significantly hindered by inquisition. Trials of Galileo Galilei or Giordano…
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