Research band at Karolinska tuck Dylan gems into papers
Academic journals should adopt nonprofit publishing model, expert says
Shifting the publication of academic journals away from a private, for-profit model could save universities big bucks in the long term while also keeping the marketplace of ideas fully stocked, says a University ...
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Education Dept awards $75M in innovation grants
The Education Department has awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities to foster innovation in college value and efficiency.
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Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.
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XPRIZE announces Global Learning XPRIZE—$15 million competition to disrupt education
A simulation game to help people prep for court
Preparing for court and appearing before a judge can be a daunting experience, particularly for people who are representing themselves because they can't afford a lawyer or simply don't know all the ropes ...
When finding 'nothing' means something
Scientists usually communicate their latest findings by publishing results as scientific papers in journals that are almost always accessible online (albeit often at a price), ensuring fast sharing of latest ...
People looking for proof to come from any research in science will be sadly disappointed
As an astrophysicist, I live and breathe science. Much of what I read and hear is couched in the language of science which to outsiders can seem little more than jargon and gibberish. But one word is rarely ...
Clearing up confusion between correlation and causation
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Today we look at the dangers of making a link between unrelated results.
Why research beats anecdote in our search for knowledge
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? We begin today by looking at the origins of research.
Researchers outline recommendations to improve scientific decision-making
The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues – from climate change to nuclear ...