Most Canadians can be uniquely identified from their date of birth and postal code
There are increasing pressures for health care providers to make individual-level data readily available for research and policy making. But Canadians are more likely to allow the sharing of their personal data if they believe ...
Professor discovers hidden literary references in the Mona Lisa
Queen's University Classics professor emeritus Ross Kilpatrick believes the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch.
The Athenians: Another warning from history?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The collapse of Greek democracy 2,400 years ago occurred in circumstances so similar to our own it could be read as a dark and often ignored lesson from the past, a new study suggests. ...
US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research
US scientists are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, finds a trawl of officially withdrawn (retracted) studies, published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
High-tech team's mile-wide timepiece to be world's largest
Jim Bowers is playing with time during this year's sold-out Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
Heavy metal hardens battle
The French may have had a better chance at the Battle of Agincourt had they not been weighed down by heavy body armour, say researchers.
ANU philosopher urges consensus on 50-year debate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Misinterpretation of a key scientific concept has led to decades of fierce debate according to an Australian National University philosopher.
Inside Science Of Iron Man 2
When Iron Man 2 opens in theaters this Friday, you probably won't notice the science consultant who helped bring real science into the world of science fiction.
The science behind Tour de France's hide-and-seek tactics
When the Tour de France comes to town, it's a chance to get your gladrags on. This year's Grand Depart in Yorkshire saw Leeds decked out with yellow flowers, bikes placed in coffee bar windows, statues wearing ...
Why 'scientific consensus' fails to persuade
Suppose a close friend who is trying to figure out the facts about climate change asks whether you think a scientist who has written a book on the topic is a knowledgeable and trustworthy expert. You see from the dust jacket ...
Doomsday shelter currently selling bunker space (w/ Video)
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 ...