Public Library of Science

Criteria for funding and promotion lead to bad science

Scientists are trained to carefully assess theories by designing good experiments and building on existing knowledge. But there is growing concern that too many research findings may in fact be false. New research publishing ...

dateNov 10, 2016 in Other
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Intertwined evolution of human brain and brawn

The cognitive differences between humans and our closest living cousins, the chimpanzees, are staggeringly obvious. Although we share strong superficial physical similarities, we have been able to use our incredible mental ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Evolution
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