For innovation, give scientists intellectual challenge, independence
(PhysOrg.com) -- Duke researchers measured innovative performance using the number of U.S. patent applications produced by employees.
Scientists weigh in on Stephen Hawking's alien warning
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking set off chatter in late April when he posited the existence of intelligent aliens on his new TV series, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" -- adding that it would be best for human beings ...
Wikipedia, if it were run by academic experts, would look like this
(PhysOrg.com) -- Students, here's an Internet site you can footnote. The entries in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy are written by leading experts and vetted by others before they appear. From quantum mechanics ...
New brand analysis method could help in cases such as Apple v Samsung
In April 2011 Apple alleged that Samsung had slavishly copied their smartphones, and filed a lawsuit against the company on the grounds of infringing on Apples intellectual property.
Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' reveals more secrets
The Last Supper - relentlessly studied, scrutinized, satirized and one the world's most famous paintings - is still revealing secrets. Researchers Olivier Bauer, Nancy Labonté, Jonas Saint-Martin and ...
'Bad' science still rampant in US justice system
The story of an American man cleared of a rape and robbery conviction by DNA evidence after spending 30 years in jail made headlines across the world on Tuesday.
Billion dollar boost for US science, health research?
Health and science research would get a billion-dollar boost under the 2012 budget proposed Monday by US President Barack Obama, including a major new project to speed lab advances into cures.
Students' understanding of the equal sign not equal, prof says
Taken very literally, not all students are created equal — especially in their math learning skills, say Texas A&M University researchers who have found that not fully understanding the "equal sign" in a math problem could ...
Study Debunks Millennia-old Claims of Systematic Infant Sacrifice in Ancient Carthage
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study led by University of Pittsburgh researchers could finally lay to rest the millennia-old conjecture that the ancient empire of Carthage regularly sacrificed its youngest citizens. An examination of ...
Good management, not just money, leads to innovative discoveries
(PhysOrg.com) -- University scientists and engineers are more likely produce inventions and patents if they work in an environment where management supports and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and commercialization, ...
Online tools are increasing the speed at which scientists make discoveries
Not all research papers receive their own hashtag on Twitter. But #arseniclife (as it was dubbed in tweets) was no ordinary paper.
Obscenity, whale snot take top honors at Ig Nobels
A British scientist has proven what most people already know - letting fly with a few choice obscenities when you hurt yourself actually makes you feel better.
New evidence of the power of open access
New findings settle one of the arguments about Open Access (OA) research publications: Are they more likely to be cited because they were made OA, or were they made OA because they were more likely to be cited?
Stephen Hawking: Explore space for humanity's sake
Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who spent his career decoding the universe and even experienced weightlessness, is urging the continuation of space exploration—for humanity's sake.