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 ...
Unemployment for doctoral scientists and engineers below national average in 2013
A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report says the 2013 unemployment rate for individuals with research doctoral degrees in science, engineering and health (SEH) fields was one-third the rate for the general population ...
Soup can reopens mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition
The Franklin expedition is back in the news this week after the Prime Minister announced Tuesday that one of its ships has been discovered 170 years after it sunk.
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Jack the Ripper identified through DNA traces: sleuth
Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers in history, has been identified through DNA traces found on a shawl, claims a sleuth in a book out on Tuesday.
Best of Last Week – Evidence of quark-gluon interactions, new portable device hack and why we may never live forever
(Phys.org) —With summer drawing to a close, research is starting to heat up. Last week, physicists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider used supercomputer calculations to offer evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions are being produced i ...
Researchers suggest lack of published null result papers skews reliability of those that are published
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Does Singld Out, a gene-based dating service, pass the sniff test?
Singld Out, an online dating service based on "cutting-edge" science, has the solution for busy singles to sniff out the perfect companion. Literally. ...
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Internet temptation at work lowers employee productivity
Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields, study finds
It is one of the highest-profile cases of scientific fraud in memory: In 2005, South Korean researcher Woo-Suk Hwang and colleagues made international news by claiming that they had produced embryonic stem cells from a cloned ...