Robot hand wins at rock, paper, scissors every time (w/ Video)
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.
China rockets to second in science publications (Update)
China has rocketed into second place in the number of articles published in international science magazines, according to a report released Monday by the Royal Society in London.
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are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, finds a trawl of officially withdrawn (retracted) studies, published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
Probe into faked studies rocks medical community
A trail-blazing anesthesiologist, whose research shaped pain-relief for millions around the world, has been fabricating data for more than a decade, a hospital where he once practiced claimed Saturday.
How to tell what a donkey is thinking
Yawning, sighing and stretching are just three behaviours observed in donkeys that have been evaluated in newly published research led by academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences ...
Personal, public costs of scientific misconduct calculated
Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society.
Publish don't perish thanks to new iPhone app
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.
Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead (Update)
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has apparently committed suicide, police said Tuesday.
Japanese scientist to retract stem cell papers
A Japanese stem cell scientist accused of fabricating research has agreed to retract papers published in the respected journal Nature, an official said Wednesday.
Marketing to net mums
Mums on the net should be the focus of those carrying out market research as it turns out that the old word-of-mouth benefits to sales are stronger than ever now that the school gathering places, shops and mother and child ...
World's first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland
In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature ...
Landfill nation: What makes consumers less likely to recycle?
Consumers are more likely to toss a dented can or a chopped-up piece of paper into the trash than to recycle it, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research that examines recycling habits.
When retailers strike out twice: How to turn customer revenge into reconciliation
Canceled flights, lost luggage, a product confirmed to be "in stock" that turns out to be on back order after you've driven 20 minutes to get it—most everyone has at some time experienced anger and frustration over similar ...