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'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire
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'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire

Researchers are at odds over when to dub a discovery 'significant'.

China's Quest to Become a Space Science Superpower
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China's Quest to Become a Space Science Superpower

Time seems to move faster at the National Space Science Center on the outskirts of Beijing.

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.

Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play
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Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play

The US mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, whose life spanned the tumultuous, technologically explosive twentieth century, is often called the...

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.

AI Summit Aims to Help World's Poorest
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AI Summit Aims to Help World's Poorest

In the world's wealthiest neighbourhoods, artificial intelligence (AI) systems are starting to steer self-driving cars down the streets, and homeowners are giving...

Monument to Peer Review Unveiled in Moscow
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Monument to Peer Review Unveiled in Moscow

A 1.5-tonne stone tribute to peer review is the latest addition to Moscow's rich cultural heritage.

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.

Biology Needs More Staff Scientists
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Biology Needs More Staff Scientists

Most research institutions are essentially collections of independent laboratories, each run by principal investigators who head a team of trainees.

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...

The DIY Electronics Transforming Research
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The DIY Electronics Transforming Research

A research subject watches a brush slowly stroking a rubber hand on a table in front of her, while her own hand—hidden from view—experiences the same stimulation...

The Internet of Things Comes to the Lab
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The Internet of Things Comes to the Lab

Out of town for the US 4 July holiday, Kyle Turner got news that no lab manager wants to hear: his freezer was dying.

Rumours Swirl About Trump's Science Adviser Pick
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Rumours Swirl About Trump's Science Adviser Pick

US President Donald Trump has met with two rumoured front-runners for the role of White House science adviser.

Peaceful European Union Starts to Fund Military Research
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Peaceful European Union 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...

Controversial Impact Factor Gets a Heavyweight Rival
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Controversial Impact Factor Gets a Heavyweight Rival

One of science's most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of...

Scientists Can Publish Their Best Work at Any Age
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Scientists Can Publish Their Best Work at Any Age

Hoping that your next paper will be the big one?

Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops
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Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops

When crop engineers from around the world gathered in London in late October, their research goals were ambitious: to make rice that uses water more efficiently...

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.

Where Nobel Winners Get Their Start
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Where Nobel Winners Get Their Start

There are many ways to rank universities, but one that's rarely considered is how many of their graduates make extraordinary contributions to society.
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