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We are lucky to live in a universe made for us

To a human, the universe might seem like a very inhospitable place. In the vacuum of space, you would rapidly suffocate, while on the surface of a star you would be burnt to a crisp. As far as we know, all life is confined ...

dateSep 15, 2015 in Other
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When counting is hard

Counting is hard. But when it comes to research data, not in the way we thought it was (example 1, example 2, example 3. The Making Data Count (MDC) project aims to go further – measurement. But to do so, we must start ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Other
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Video: The basics of reproducibility

The scientific community is constantly working to improve the robustness and reliability of published research. Brain Nosek, president and director of the Center for Open Science, has dedicated his career to asking—and ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Other
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The secret life of scientific ideas

Many of the most memorable stories in the history of science revolve around the conscious realization of an idea - the "Eureka!" moment. But what triggers these moments? Is there always some serendipitous event preceding ...

dateSep 01, 2015 in Other
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