Science You Might Have Missed in 2017

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Science You Might Have Missed in 2017

Bloomberg14 hours ago
The main culprits are in social science and medical research. Both fields came under questioning when reviews of published studies showed that fewer than half were readily reproducible. The source of the problem doesn’t seem to be that scientistsare making up data, but that too many are making big …
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2017 in news: The science events that shaped the year

Nature.comDec. 18, 2017
This year marked the start of a new era in astronomy: one in which scientists can study celestial phenomena through the radiation they emit and the ripples they create in space-time. On 16 October, researchers revealed the first observations of the collision of two neutron stars. This confirmed detailed …
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Quack Alert! ACSH’s Most Controversial Articles of 2017

American Council on Science and Health13 hours ago
ACSH is in the business of promoting evidence-based science and debunking junk science. That rubs some people the wrong way. Take Dr. Oz, for instance. He got really upset when we called him a quack. But he is a quack. If that bothers him, then there are two solutions available: (1) Stop being a quack; …
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2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year

Nature.comDec. 18, 2017
The spectacular total solar eclipse that swept the United States dominated headlines as it delighted scientists and the public alike in August 2017 (the above image of the Moon transiting across the Sun was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft in the extreme ultraviolet spectrum).
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Here’s what you might have missed in space this year

Science NewsDec. 26, 2017
Share Article. Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter. Twitter. Facebook. Facebook. Reddit. Reddit. Google+. Google+. Jupiter. ZOOM IN Juno made a handful of science flybys this year, collecting data on Jupiter’s atmosphere and capturing stunning closeup images of the planet (southern hemisphere shown …
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science stories in 2017 that made us go, “Whoa, that’s awesome”

VoxDec. 22, 2017
“You could read articles 20 and 30 years ago about the promise of gene therapy, but there was no real delivery on that promise until we could work out the practical problems of delivering a gene therapy in a living human being instead of a test tube,” Grupp said. “The field is really gathering amazing …
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Digital Journal’s top science articles of the year

Digital JournalDec. 21, 2017
One of the most popular science articles during 2017 looked into nuclear fusion – the ideal of low cost, clean energy. In a significant development a collaboration between Rice University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chile scientists reported on how atoms can be …
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Could Bitcoin technology help science?

Nature.comDec. 18, 2017
The much-hyped technology behind Bitcoin, known as blockchain, has intoxicated investors around the world and is now making tentative inroads into science, spurred by broad promises that it can transform key elements of the research enterprise. Supporters say that it could enhance reproducibility and …

How to find free science articles for your MPA

MPA NewsDec. 13, 2017
Instead of simply searching for science on Google, search Google Scholar. Google Scholar does a better job of finding free versions of journal articles. If a free PDF version of an article is available, a link to it will appear to the right of each search result in Google Scholar. If you find an interesting paper but it …
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The science that’s never been cited

Nature.comDec. 14, 2017
Many scientists harbour false impressions about uncited research — both its extent and its impact on scholarship. One widely repeated estimate, reported in a controversial article in Science in 1990, suggests that more than half of all academic articles remain uncited five years after their publication.

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