Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite.
Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
Image of the Day: Fractal Formation

A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite.

A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite.

replication
Replication Refutes Study Linking Neuroimaging to Genetics
Replication Refutes Study Linking Neuroimaging to Genetics
Emma Yasinski | Sep 30, 2019
The original experiment found brain activity as measured by fMRI was tied to particular genetic variants.
Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research
Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 20, 2019
The new work calls into question the idea that neurons can be genetically engineered to fire in response to magnetic fields, a setback for the budding technique.
Half the Time, Psychology Results Not Reproducible: Study
Half the Time, Psychology Results Not Reproducible: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 20, 2018
These failures were not due to differences among sample populations.
Study Challenges CRISPR Method for Making Conditional Knockout Mice
Study Challenges CRISPR Method for Making Conditional Knockout Mice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018
Researchers from 17 labs report low efficacy rates for the popular technique.
Latest Effort to Replicate Psych Studies Yields 62 Percent Success
Latest Effort to Replicate Psych Studies Yields 62 Percent Success
Kerry Grens | Aug 27, 2018
Among the experiments that came to the same result as the original, the effect size was smaller on average.
Replication Failures Highlight Biases in Ecology and Evolution Science
Replication Failures Highlight Biases in Ecology and Evolution Science
Yao-Hua Law | Aug 1, 2018
As robust efforts fail to reproduce findings of influential zebra finch studies from the 1980s, scientists discuss ways to reduce bias in such research.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 13, 2018
Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.
Pestilent Spread
Pestilent Spread
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.