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“Positivity Ratio” Debunked

By | August 7, 2013

Two psychologists and a physicist take down a 2005 paper proposing a ratio to gauge human happiness.

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Cancer-Associated Viruses Overblown?

By | August 7, 2013

An MD Anderson study calls into question estimates on the percentage of viruses linked to cancer.

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Dermatologist Censured for Plagiarism

By | August 6, 2013

A Case Western dermatologist has admitted to plagiarizing a grant she reviewed, plus taking text from eight research papers and a patent application.

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Lab-Grown Burger Taste Test

By | August 6, 2013

The world’s first burger grown in a petri dish was cooked and served up in a public taste test.

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Electric Lights Alter Daily Rhythms

By | August 6, 2013

Humans’ circadian clocks become skewed when they are exposed to electric lights but revert to a schedule more in tune with the sun when they go camping.

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UC Embraces Open Access

By | August 5, 2013

The University of California has adopted a system-wide policy that aims to make future research articles authored by its faculty freely available to all.

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Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads West

By | August 5, 2013

Researchers have detected the fungus responsible for white-nose syndrome, which decimates bat populations, in Arkansas.

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A Twist in Evolutionary Game Theory

By | August 5, 2013

Biologists demonstrate the instability of employing a selfish strategy in the prisoner’s dilemma game.

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Turkish Scientists Face Injustice

By | August 5, 2013

Eight academics are among those being unfairly persecuted by Turkish officials, according to a new report from scientific academies’ human rights committees.

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Male Lineage Not Younger Than Females

By | August 2, 2013

Two genomic studies place the divergence of men from their most recent common ancestor nearer in time to that of women, though the field is far from a consensus.

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