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Karolinska University to investigate stem-cell scientist

Sweden's Karolinska University says it is commissioning an external investigation into stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini, who was cleared last year of misconduct charges related to his creation of wind pipes made from ...

dateFeb 05, 2016 in Other
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SI Superheroes return with another weighty adventure

The nefarious Major Uncertainty has kidnapped Monsieur Kilogram, putting the world's measurements of mass in jeopardy. As the world spirals into "Mass Hysteria," the remaining SI Superheroes, champions of the metric system, ...

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Other
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We can't trust common sense but we can trust science

When a group of Australians was asked why they believed climate change was not happening, about one in three (36.5%) said it was "common sense", according to a report published last year by the CSIRO. This was the most popular ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Other
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GPM: Making science fun for kids through comics

To get young students reading about science, NASA is trying something different. Instead of a press release or a scientific paper, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission has launched a Japanese manga-style comic ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Other
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The ins and outs of peer review

If you are at all familiar with the operation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) you will know that, while the various authors are (unpaid) professionals of one sort or another with their own research ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Other
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