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Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of...
by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
9:22am
10.19.2017
Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research shows there is an...
by University of Oxford
3:01pm
10.16.2017
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For decades, immortal cells such as the famous HeLa cells have been contaminating other cell cultures in the lab. As a result, scientific studies about certain...
by Radboud University Nijmegen
8:30am
10.13.2017
Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be “transformative” may actually be hindering...
by Oregon State University
8:36am
10.6.2017
A special inquiry concluded that University College London provided some experimental implants to a now-disgraced surgeon, leading to a handful of deaths,...
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3:40pm
10.3.2017
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Decades of discoveries into the natural working of circadian rhythms earned three American researchers this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the...
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9:51am
10.2.2017
Previous studies have shown that a lack of resources stifles innovation—that people in the U.S. and around the world who live in resource-scarce environments...
by University of Notre Dame
2:35pm
9.28.2017
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Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely...
by Michigan State University
2:01pm
9.26.2017
When kids believe they can succeed in math and reading, it increases their chances later to achieve high test scores in those same subjects, a new study found.
by University of Michigan
9:00am
9.20.2017
There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia...
by Cornell University
8:52am
9.20.2017
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Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and...
by Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press
8:57am
9.18.2017
Have you ever wondered why old men have big ears? Or what gender certain cave insects identify with? Or perhaps you have been plagued by the age-old question...
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10:11am
9.15.2017
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More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilize practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are...
by Public Library of Science
3:02pm
9.11.2017
A massive investigation shows that contrary to popular belief, a majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 percent) are from high or...
by The Ottawa Hospital
9:33am
9.8.2017
More than a year after the United Kingdom voted to remove itself from the European Union, the government aims to preserve or even strengthen ties to the...
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10:28am
9.7.2017
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Life scientists who have published papers that are retracted by journals subsequently suffer a 10 percent drop in citations of their remaining work, compared...
by MIT
2:07pm
9.6.2017
A Republican Congressman who wants to colonize the moon, envisions a new space race with China – and who doubts the theory of climate change – is President...
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@SethAugenstein
10:31am
9.5.2017
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Stacking blocks. Playing at a water table. Building forts. These are all things children do and enjoy from a young age. In addition to being fun, a new report...
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8:40am
8.31.2017
Scientists discovered the purpose of a famous 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table,...
by University of New South Wales
9:51am
8.25.2017
Marian Cleeves Diamond conducted a lifetime of groundbreaking research that led to her being known as a founder of modern neuroscience. Her career as a...
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11:55am
8.18.2017
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What does hailing a ride with Uber have to do with 19th-century geometry and Einstein’s theory of relativity? Quite a bit, it turns out.
by Benjamin F. Jones, Mohammad Ahmadpoor, Northwestern University
9:35am
8.11.2017
Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has found. This infectious trend can also...
by Florida International University
9:30am
8.10.2017
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Greater access to higher education could have reversed the result of the 2016 EU referendum, according to new research from the University of Leicester.
by University of Leicester
10:40am
8.7.2017
Explore! Interactive, a Purdue-related startup, is developing a platform that uses augmented reality to help K-12 students more effectively learn science,...
by Purdue University
10:48am
8.4.2017
A Chinese agency took official action in response to widespread peer review fraud of cancer studies caught earlier this year. But while the Ministry of Science...
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2:45pm
8.2.2017
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Academic journals are increasingly asking authors to use transparent reporting practices to “trust, but verify” that outcomes are not being reported in a...
by University of Washington
2:16pm
7.31.2017
Aspiring scientists are curious – and not just about what’s in the beaker or in the reams of data. At the outset of promising careers, the laboratories and...
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2:52pm
7.28.2017
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Though scientists know children with strong spatial thinking skills have an edge in STEM, and that those skills are teachable, no one has formally infused them...
by Johns Hopkins University
1:00pm
7.19.2017
While the primary selling point for a New York state economic development program is the financial benefit, the CEO of one of the more than 200 businesses that...
by Erin O’Neill, Contributing Science Writer
8:38am
7.18.2017
Two researchers from Vanderbilt University had to retract a 2016 paper published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism after...
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1:14pm
7.17.2017
Two top scientists are suing their employer, the Salk Institute, alleging that they and other women have suffered long-term gender discrimination at the...
by Associated Press/San Diego Union-Tribune
9:16am
7.17.2017
Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July...
by Stanford University
9:10am
7.17.2017
Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity among academic...
by MIT
1:48pm
7.10.2017
The Swedish countess who discovered the culinary adaptability of potatoes – and thereby revolutionized agriculture in Northern Europe – was born 293 years ago...
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@SethAugenstein
10:04am
7.10.2017
When Congress needs an answer to a complex question, they often turn to an agency known as the Congressional Research Service to do some digging. But the...
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9:44am
7.5.2017
The American Chemical Society has sued a Kazakhstan-based science piracy website for making its subscription-only, copyrighted materials available in open...
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9:48am
6.28.2017
Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you’re getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in...
by University of Illinois
1:58pm
6.21.2017
From pre-surgery brain scans to genomic-enhanced diagnosis, high-performance computing is beginning to transform the practice of medicine.
by Jan Rowell
8:00am
6.21.2017
While it's true that artificial intelligence and computer-based algorithms are making their way into both the lab and clinical practice, the adoption of these...
by Ralf Huss, Chief Medical Officer, Definiens
8:00am
6.20.2017
The U.S. still leads the world in biomedical research, but its dominance is being lost to gains by emerging industries such as China, according to a new study...
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@SethAugenstein
2:44pm
6.15.2017
A group of UK scientists has demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionize scientific...
by University of Bristol
9:51am
6.13.2017
Fraud, errors, and falsified data winds its way into the smallest niche publications, as well the most prestigious journals with the greatest impact factors....
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@SethAugenstein
10:03am
6.7.2017
Over the last decade, many drugs that have been pulled from the market due to toxicity were withdrawn because they affected women more than men. It turns out,...
by Tulane University
9:18am
6.7.2017
The Chemical Safety Board has investigated about 130 chemical-related industrial accidents over two decades. Like many science-related federal funding items,...
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@SethAugenstein
3:33pm
5.24.2017
Evolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a new study has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve...
by PLOS
2:42pm
5.24.2017
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