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Speaking of Science Policy

By | February 21, 2017

Notable quotes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting

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While the University Grants Commission’s system prioritizes peer-reviewed papers, experts not involved in the initiative express concern that it could incentivize cheating.

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Funders Back Centralized Bio Preprint Server

By | February 13, 2017

Major research funding agencies lend their support to an ASAPbio-led effort to streamline the banking of non–peer-reviewed manuscripts in the life sciences.

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Cannibalism: Not That Weird

By | February 1, 2017

Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.

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Journals Seek Out Preprints

By | January 18, 2017

With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,” PLOS Genetics makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online. 

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Replication Complications

By | January 18, 2017

An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.

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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | January 1, 2017

Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more

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Karolinska Finds Macchiarini Guilty of Misconduct

By | December 22, 2016

The embattled thoracic surgeon is dealt another blow by his former employer, which is calling for the retraction of one of his papers on artificial esophagus research.

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Top 10 Retractions of 2016

By | December 21, 2016

A look at this year’s most memorable retractions

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