Trio offer tips for politicians on how to interpret scientific claims
Prestigious publication for 'sloppy' research
A new professor at Brigham Young University saw his research appear this week in Science magazine, one of the top scientific journals in the world.
Science is in a reproducibility crisis: How do we resolve it?
Over the past few years, there has been a growing awareness that many experimentally established "facts" don't seem to hold up to repeated investigation.
For scientists, early to press means success
A provocative new study suggests it is straightforward to predict which academics will succeed as publishing scientists.
Scientific reproducibility is hampered by a lack of specificity of the material resources
A key requirement when performing scientific experiments is the accessibility of material resources, including the reagents or model organisms, needed to address a specific hypothesis. The published scientific literature ...
Researchers discover new species of 'ventriloquist' bird in Philippines
(Phys.org) —Birds are subjects of great interest to many people. They are often easy-to-spot, charismatic and beautiful. Because of this interest, birds tend to be well-studied, and most years see only ...
Voyager 1 has left the solar system, says new study
(Phys.org) —Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space, says a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.
Shadows and light: Researchers develop new software to detect forged photos
Dartmouth and UC Berkeley researchers have developed new software to detect faked photos, using a geometric algorithm to locate inconsistent shadows that are not obvious to the naked eye.
Helping pet owners make tough choices
Perhaps the hardest part of owning a pet is making difficult decisions when a beloved companion becomes seriously ill.
Scientific insurgents say 'Journal Impact Factors' distort science
An ad hoc coalition of unlikely insurgents—scientists, journal editors and publishers, scholarly societies, and research funders across many scientific disciplines—today posted an international declaration calling on ...
Regional insights set latest study of climate history apart
(Phys.org) —As climate studies saturate scientific journals and mainstream media, with opposing viewpoints quickly squaring off in reaction and debate, new findings can easily be lost in the noise.
NIST tests underscore potential hazards of green laser pointers
Using a low-cost apparatus designed to quickly and accurately measure the properties of handheld laser devices, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers tested 122 laser pointers ...
Project aims to develop environmentally friendly, energy-autonomous wireless microsensors
A team of researchers from the UPNA-Public University of Navarre is leading the ENEIDA project, due to end this year and which aims to tackle the technological changes needed to create more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly ...
Scientific misconduct is real, but rare
(Phys.org)—Richard Primack, Boston University professor of biology and editor-in-chief of the journal Biological Conservation, observes in the current issue of that publication that while instances of scientific miscon ...