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Psychiatrists warning over soaring use of pills in 'depressed Britain'
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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
7 mentions — 5 days ago 5 days ago
Should you trust plagiarism detection software? In my view, no - we should never treat an automated plagiarism report as definitive evidence, whether posit
6 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
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...
19 mentions — 2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
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 ...
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Sociologist claims high-quality scholarship does not depend on obedience to technical rules on referencing
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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...
3 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
Simine Vazire sets off a discussion on the nature and value of counterintuitive research findings and how they should be evaluated.
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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
11 mentions — 2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
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 ...
4 mentions — 1 week ago 1 week ago
A new site, Stand Up 2 Science Bullies, launched last week: www.standup2sciencebullies.com is a forum for scientists to share their experience and provide advice pertaining to scientific bullying. ...
4 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Kent Cochrane, a Toronto man whose brain was among the most studied in the world, has died.
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Computer scientists created a facial recognition algorithm that, for the first time, can identify faces more accurately than people.
21 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
Some brain areas show up more commonly in swanky journals. Others on Twitter. Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett asks, which brain area wins?
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Across North America “float houses” are increasing in popularity, offering eager psychonauts a chance to explore sensory deprivation.
2 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
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...
2 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
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…
6 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
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
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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...
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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
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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
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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