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Are scientists less rigorous about applying proper research standards when their subjects are mice? That’s the question Jennifer Couzin-Frankel investigates in the latest issue of Science—and her findings are disturbing. According to her paper, “When Mice Mislead,” scientists working with mice routinely use small sample sizes, select their subjects unsystematically, and even lose track of their data or—most ominously of all—leave out results that don’t support their research.
From "Black Day" in South Korea to South Carolina's "Secession Day."
It's time for new stand-ins for war hawks and peace doves.
Western newspapers have come up with some creative explanations for Japan’s dropping birth rate, many of which revolve around the (unsubstantiated) idea that Japanese people don’t like sex.
A cost-benefit analysis
The research on the health effects of coffee is hardly cohesive. Is it good or bad for you? The American Heart Association is just the latest to support the former, with new evidence that coffee may improve cardiovascular health. We’ve rounded up some studies so you can do your own cost-benefit analysis.
Yesterday, the Oxford English Dictionary named “selfie” the 2013 “Word of the Year”—sending the Internet off on a predictable wave of hand-wringing over this generation’s narcissism.
It says more about the beiiever than it does the conspiracy theory.
Pretty much all Americans over the age of 50 will reminisce this week about where they were when JFK was shot. They might remember in vivid detail and tell their stories convincingly—but, even if they have extraordinarily good memories, they might be wrong.
What your child would be like in a country of only children