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Another Psychological Study Fails the Reproducibility Test http://gizmodo.com/another-psychological-study-fails-the-reproducibility-t-1786176044 …
The field of psychology is currently in the midst of a kind of civil war, with one side claiming a widespread reproducibility crisis, and the other just as loudly proclaiming that concerns are greatly exaggerated. There’s certainly evidence for the former. Last year, a University of Virginia initiative called the Reproducibility Project repeated 100 experiments and failed to replicate fully one-third of them.
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How Venomous Creatures Can Kill You--Or One Day Save Your Life http://gizmodo.com/how-venomous-creatures-can-kill-you-or-one-day-save-yo-1786126072 …
If you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean, you know firsthand the pain that a venomous creature can inflict, even if it doesn’t outright kill you. But scientists studying the chemical properties of venom might one day be able to develop therapeutic drugs that could save lives.
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What Ötzi the Iceman's Voice Sounded Like http://gizmodo.com/what-otzi-the-icemans-voice-sounded-like-1786963868 …
Ötzi the Iceman, the world’s favorite prehistoric mummy, has been subjected to every scientific test imaginable, since his remains were discovered poking out of a glacier high in the Italian Alps in 1991. Now, a team of Italian researchers has reconstructed Ötzi’s vocal cords and used it to reproduce what his voice may have sounded like.
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Breakthrough Quantum Cat Experiment Captured on Camera http://gizmodo.com/breakthrough-quantum-cat-experiment-captured-on-camera-1786923180 …
The paradox of Schrödinger’s cat—in which a quantum cat is both alive and dead at the same time until we check to see which state it’s in—is arguably the most famous example of the bizarre counter-intuitive nature of the quantum world. Now, Stanford physicists have exploited this feature weirdness to make highly detailed movies of the inner machinery of simple iodine molecules.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence, our investigation reveals. Other institutions are following suit
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Somewhere I read that government agencies employ more PR people than the media employs journalists.
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By the time ITT Technical Institute (ITT) closed its doors earlier this month, the for-profit college had been selling tenuous diplomas at exorbitant prices for more than 20 years. The company had been taking millions in federal grant money, burying low-income and first-generation students in insurmountable debt, and evading regulators since the early 1990s—all while its CEO and other executives personally profited from the fraud.
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Cocktail Party Physics: Physics Week in Review: September 24, 2016 http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2016/09/physics-week-in-review-september-24-2016.html …
Jen-Luc Piquant took a week off from compiling cool physics links, but she's back now! A breakthrough quantum "cat state" experiment with iodine molecules, a new distance record for quantum teleportation, and how Moneyball's basic strategy could help researchers better...
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Without a library of Platonic forms, evolution couldn’t work – https://aeon.co/essays/without-a-library-of-platonic-forms-evolution-couldn-t-work … 
It seemed Darwin had banished biological essences – yet evolution would fail without nature’s library of Platonic forms
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+Colm Buckley For those not familiar with Colm's reference:
http://anathem.wikia.com/wiki/Hylaean_Theoric_World
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Those Used Coffee Grounds Could Get the Lead Out of Your Water http://gizmodo.com/those-used-coffee-grounds-could-get-the-lead-out-of-you-1787005134 …
Those used coffee grounds you dump into the trash every morning might just help remove lead and mercury from drinking water one day, according to a new study by a team of Italian scientists.
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Meet the Winners of This Year's Ig Nobel Prizes http://gizmodo.com/meet-the-winners-of-this-years-ig-nobel-prizes-1786983299 …
Rats in tiny trousers, pseudoscientific bullshit, the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen’s, shall we say, “creative” approach to emissions testing were among the research topics honored by the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes. The winners were announced last night at a live webcast ceremony held at Harvard University.
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Generation Cryo: Fighting Death in the Frozen Unknown http://gizmodo.com/generation-cryo-fighting-death-in-the-frozen-unknown-1786446378 …
In a vat of liquid nitrogen on storage platform 17, the youngest person ever to be put into cryogenic storage has been waiting for the future for one year and eight months.
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Few people can really trace the path from basic physics theory all the way up to health diagnostics. Yet we all rely on these machines, and other science, in daily life, says Adam Frank.
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It's certainly not consistent but people do it every day.
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Senior science editor, Gizmdo
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I'm a science writer and now a senior science editor at Gizmodo. I am also the author of several popular science books for general readers. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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