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Discrimination Still Plagues Science
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Discrimination Still Plagues Science

Scientific institutions worldwide need to do more to improve workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, according to Nature's 2021 salary and job satisfaction...

The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers
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The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers

A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis—but is it legal?

Science Candidates Prevail in ­S Midterm Elections
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Science Candidates Prevail in ­S Midterm Elections

Results from the United States' midterm elections are still pouring in, but a handful of candidates with backgrounds in science or technology have already nabbed...

A Toolkit for Data Transparency Takes Shape
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A Toolkit for Data Transparency Takes Shape

Julia Stewart Lowndes studied metre-long Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), tagging them to track their dives, as a graduate student at Stanford University in California...

The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal
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The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal

In the midst of growing public concern over artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and the use of data, Brent Hecht has a controversial proposal: the computer-science...

Bias Detectives: The Researchers Striving to Make Algorithms Fair
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Bias Detectives: The Researchers Striving to Make Algorithms Fair

In 2015, a worried father asked Rhema Vaithianathan a question that still weighs on her mind.

Some Hard Numbers on Science's Leadership Problems
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Some Hard Numbers on Science's Leadership Problems

Scientists pride themselves on being keen observers, but many seem to have trouble spotting the problems right under their noses.

Attacks in ­K and Syria Highlight Growing Need for Chemical-Forensics Expertise
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Attacks in ­K and Syria Highlight Growing Need for Chemical-Forensics Expertise

As investigations continue into the attempted assassination of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain, findings released this week have renewed...

Does Your Code Stand ­p to Scrutiny?
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Does Your Code Stand ­p to Scrutiny?

Computer code written by scientists forms the basis of an increasing number of studies across many fields—and an increasing number of papers that report the results...

How to Make Replication the Norm
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How to Make Replication the Norm

Replication is essential for building confidence in research studies, yet it is still the exception rather than the rule.

Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'dead Zones' Rile South African Residents
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Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'dead Zones' Rile South African Residents

A map showing how mobile-phone use might be restricted because of a giant radio telescope in South Africa has angered people who will live near the instrument—deepening...

The Shape of Work to Come 
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The Shape of Work to Come 

Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales force with artificial intelligence.

Metrology Is Key to Reproducing Results
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Metrology Is Key to Reproducing Results

Imagine you are a policymaker who needs to know how much carbon is stored in the South American forest.

Image Doctoring Must Be Halted
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Image Doctoring Must Be Halted

Seven years ago, a cover of The Economist showed Barack Obama, head down on a Louisiana beach in front of an oil rig—the picture of lonely despair.

China Cracks Down on Fake Peer Reviews
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China Cracks Down on Fake Peer Reviews

The Chinese government is going on the offensive against scientists who dupe journals by creating fraudulent reviews of submitted papers.

Earth-Observing Companies Push For More-Advanced Science Satellites
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Earth-Observing Companies Push For More-Advanced Science Satellites

Never have so many private eyes looked down at Earth.

Track How Technology Is Transforming Work
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Track How Technology Is Transforming Work

Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50...

Peaceful European ­nion Starts to Fund Military Research
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Peaceful European ­nion Starts to Fund Military Research

Faced with a changing world order and buffeted by a slew of political crises and terrorist attacks, the historically civilian European Union is bolstering its military...

The Power of Prediction Markets
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The Power of Prediction Markets

It was a great way to mix science with gambling, says Anna Dreber.

There Is a Blind Spot in AI Research
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There Is a Blind Spot in AI Research

This week, the White House published its report on the future of artificial intelligence (AI)—a product of four workshops held between May and July 2016 in Seattle...
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