'Cambridge Nights' enters second season of intellectual late-night TV
Study shows even professional musicians can't tell old master violins from new
Investigation reveals black market in China for research paper authoring
Misconduct, not error, accounts for most scientific paper retractions, new study finds
In sharp contrast to previous studies suggesting that errors account for the majority of retracted scientific papers, a new analysis—the most comprehensive of its kind—has found that misconduct is responsible ...
Scientists may have received millions in duplicate funding, study says
Funding agencies may be paying out duplicate grants, according to an analysis completed at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and led by Harold R. Garner, a professor in the departments of biological science, ...
Noted physicist teams with anthropologist to create ancient linguistic tree
British group outlines plan for open-access publishing for publicly funded research papers
'Cambridge Nights': a late night show for scientists
A toss of the dice reveals the truth
Science historian cracks the 'Plato code'
(PhysOrg.com) -- A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked "The Plato Code" - the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher's writings.
Peter Gabriel wants to talk with animals online
Peter Gabriel joined big thinkers and one of the Internet's founding fathers Friday in launching an "Interspecies Internet" for animals to communicate with us and each other.
Zany scientists honored in alternative Nobels (Update)
In the ultimate accolade for the world's mad scientists, spoof Nobel prizes were awarded Thursday for studies into beetle sex, turtles yawning, the desperation of people dying to urinate and other daffy investigations.
Public exposure leads to an increase in corrections to the scientific record
Individuals who wish to identify potential problems in the scientific literature can either choose to report their grievances privately (with the expectation that the issue will be appropriately handled) or they can post ...
Bottle released by US scientist in 1956 found
It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles into the Atlantic Ocean as part ...