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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By Matthew C. Nisbet and Dietram A. Scheufele | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.


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EU Promotes Collaboration

By Jef Akst | July 18, 2012

Research and funding organizations pledge to support a new system to support cross-border collaboration within the European Union.


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UK Pushes Open Access

By Jef Akst | July 16, 2012

Starting in April 2013, research supported by the United Kingdom government must be made freely available within 6 months of publication.

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Another Victim of Suspicious Data

By Jef Akst | July 13, 2012

The researcher who raised questions about the studies by social psychologist Dirk Smeesters flags dodgy data from another scientist.


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Last Chance for 2012 Salary Survey

By The Scientist Staff | July 10, 2012

The Scientist has extended the deadline for our survey for another week. Take 5 minutes to help us determine the most current salary data for life scientists.


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Anesthesiologist Fabricates 172 Papers

By Jef Akst | July 3, 2012

A researchers in Japan faked patient data on nearly 200 studies over the past 2 decades, according to an investigating committee.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2012

Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven


In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.


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DNA Truth or Dare

By Sam Kean | July 1, 2012

Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.

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Meeting of the Minds

By Mary Beth Aberlin | July 1, 2012

New changes at The Scientist will ensure that we continue to showcase the best and brightest ideas in the life sciences.

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