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Simple errors limit scientific scrutiny

Researchers have found more than half of the public datasets provided with scientific papers are incomplete, which prevents reproducibility tests and follow-up studies.

dateNov 11, 2015 in Other
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When counting is hard

Counting is hard. But when it comes to research data, not in the way we thought it was (example 1, example 2, example 3. The Making Data Count (MDC) project aims to go further – measurement. But to do so, we must start ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Other
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Do parasites upset food web theory?

Parasites comprise a large proportion of the diversity of species in every ecosystem. Despite this, they are rarely included in analyses or models of food webs. If parasites play different roles from other predators and prey, ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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