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Drug company hopes to provide a new home for studies that try to replicate previous experimental results
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A collection of Swartz’s writings is a record of a mind thinking, beautifully, against itself.
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National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD – A recent report that has been issued by your entire professional and personal network states that nobody, from top-level scientists and editors at major
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New science publishing experiment combining several good ideas. 
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I’m teaching genetics. It’s pretty much 15 weeks of pushing flies around in the lab, although I have to say I do lecture about plant and bacterial genetics, so it’s not all animal…
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As if to provide an exemplary anecdote that the scientific journals with the most prestige also publish the biggest garbage http://bjoern.brembs.net/2016/01/even-without-retractions-top-journals-publish-the-least-reliable-science/, Cell Magazine claims that flies aren't animals - in a paper with "evolution" in the title: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867415002421
Apparently, their "Ph.D.-trained scientific editors working with authors, reviewers, and editorial board" didn't find anything wrong with that: http://www.cell.com/cell/authors
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Correct, it does not apply here. Here I'd speculate the reason might be more like a subconscious distinction between 'animals' and 'bugs' - but one shouldn't speculate about what goes on in other people's heads...

Be that as it may, I'll use this as my first slide in my evolutionary biology course which starts on Monday, though. It'll be sure to draw some laughter from the crowd. :-)
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Almost a year and half after sending the first tweet about #standwithdiego we still hear echoes of a campaign that aroused interest in a debate that we have pending in Colombia: the balance that sh...
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In the reproducibility project, original effect sizes correlated r=0.51 with the effect sizes of replications. Some researchers find this hopeful. Less-popularised findings from the "estimating the reproducibility" paper @E...
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In vielen Fachgebieten greifen Forscher auf Daten zu, die andere gesammelt haben - ein sinnvoller Prozess. Nun hat ein Leitartikel eines der wichtigsten Fachblätter einen heftigen Streit ausgelöst. Dort wurden die Daten-Auswerter als Parasiten bezeichnet.
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