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Record numbers on 'happy pills'

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Psychiatrists warning over soaring use of pills in 'depressed Britain'

The Ugly Ducklings of Science - Neuroskeptic

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A group of management researchers provide new evidence of a worrying bias in the scientific process - The Chrysalis Effect: How Ugly Initial Results Metamo

How To Fool A Plagiarism Detector - Neuroskeptic

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Should you trust plagiarism detection software? In my view, no - we should never treat an automated plagiarism report as definitive evidence, whether posit

Late resveratrol researcher Dipak Das up to 20 retractions

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Dipak Das, the former University of Connecticut researcher found to have committed more than 100 counts of misconduct, and who passed away last year, has had another retraction appear. Here's the n...

Eyeless Fish Navigates with Mouth Suction - Inkfish

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Mexican blind cavefish, or Astyanax fasciatus, are a kind of small tetra sometimes found in home aquariums. At some point in their evolutionary past, these fish moved into caves and lost their eyeballs entirely. They have a close relative that lives outside of caves and still has its ...

Zygmunt Bauman rebuffs plagiarism accusation

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Sociologist claims high-quality scholarship does not depend on obedience to technical rules on referencing

Retraction Watch is hiring an intern: Here’s how to apply

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Retraction Watch readers: We need help. As many of our loyal tipsters know, the list of retractions and related stories that we can't get to just keeps getting longer. And as we grow, we want to gr...


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Simine Vazire sets off a discussion on the nature and value of counterintuitive research findings and how they should be evaluated.

The Mystery of "Quantum Resonance Spectroscopy" - Neuroskeptic

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Can quantum physics help to diagnose schizophrenia and depression? A paper just published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease claims that a techni

Chief specialty editor resigns from Frontiers in wake of controversial retraction

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An editor at a Frontiers journal has resigned to protest the publisher's decision to retract the controversial "Recursive Fury" paper that linked climate skepticism to conspiratorial ideation. Ugo ...

Scientists, do you feel bullied by critics? These chemists do

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A new site, Stand Up 2 Science Bullies, launched last week: is a forum for scientists to share their experience and provide advice pertaining to scientific bullying. ...

Toronto amnesiac whose case helped rewrite chapters of the book on memory dies

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Kent Cochrane, a Toronto man whose brain was among the most studied in the world, has died.

Algorithm Is First to Identify Faces Better Than Humans Can - D-brief

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Computer scientists created a facial recognition algorithm that, for the first time, can identify faces more accurately than people.

What Is the Sexiest Part of the Brain?

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Some brain areas show up more commonly in swanky journals. Others on Twitter. Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett asks, which brain area wins?

Floating Away: The Science of Sensory Deprivation Therapy - The Crux

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Across North America “float houses” are increasing in popularity, offering eager psychonauts a chance to explore sensory deprivation.

The mythconception of the mad genius

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Take troubled Vincent van Gogh, famed 19th century painter who suffered from bipolar disorder, cut off part of his left ear, and eventually committed suicide. Or Isaac Newton, eccentric 17th centur...

Who benefits from media coverage of climate change? Not the audience

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They key phrase spoken in BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the findings of the latest IPCC climate change report was “it’s about people now”. It’s a statement likely to carry great weight with a body of…

Time Rolls On, Even Without Memory - Neuroskeptic

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A fascinating paper asks what one man with no memory - and no regrets - can really teach us about time: Individuals With Episodic Amnesia Are Not Stuck In

“[W]e did not succeed:” Frontiers editor on handling of controversial retraction

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Controversy continues to swirl around the retraction of a Frontiers paper linking climate skepticism to conspiratorial ideation, with three editors resigning from various Frontiers journals, and co...

Brain Scans: Don't Throw Out The Baby With The Dead Salmon - Neuroskeptic

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Is neuro-skepticism in danger of going too far? Is it time to take a critical look at critiques of neuroscience? Martha Farah of the University of Pennsylv

Cap and Trade Scientific False Positives? - Neuroskeptic

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In a letter to Nature, University of Miami psychologists Michael McCullough and David Kelly propose A trading scheme to reduce false results. Neuroskeptic

Are The Mafia Psychopaths? - Neuroskeptic

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The view that the Mafia is an organization of especially ruthless psychopaths is wrong - in fact, members of 'Cosa Nostra' have lower psychopathic traits t