articles tagged: scientific research
when scientists explore the dark side of meditation with buddhist monks
# health

when scientists explore the dark side of meditation with buddhist monks

Researchers want you to know that immersing yourself in your own mind isn’t all sunshine and enlightenment.

when climate change contrarians actually have a point
# science

when climate change contrarians actually have a point

A recent paper with a grim notice about the planet’s warming oceans was wrong according to a climate change contrarian. Its authors agree.

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow
# politics

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow

The 2018 midterms may be the most important vote today’s generations will cast for science, technology, and the basic social contract in America. The future is at stake, literally.

how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer
# science

how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer

CERN wants to investigate how antimatter falls by creating and dropping anti-hydrogen atoms, adding to our understanding of particle physics and its applications.

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star
# space

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star

Nuclear pasta isn’t exactly an awe-inspiring name, but it may be the strongest substance in the universe and it’s found in only in the crust of neutron stars.

when asked about sciences, people turn to stereotypes, movies, and wild guesses
# science

when asked about sciences, people turn to stereotypes, movies, and wild guesses

Another study shows that Americans still don't seem to understand how science works.

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?
# science

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?

While pervasive, deceptive fake news seems to be a new phenomenon for the public, the science world has been trying to battle their version of it for years.

you can now build a tractor beam at home
# science

you can now build a tractor beam at home

Tractor beams aren't just for aliens cruising Earth and looking for people to abduct anymore. In fact, you can build one yourself.

much ado about reproducing social science experiments
# science

much ado about reproducing social science experiments

A project to replicate studies it found problematic is running into its own replication problems and not following experimental designs.

hell hath no fury like a scientist scorned by bad peer review…
# science

hell hath no fury like a scientist scorned by bad peer review…

Peer review and editorial input at PLOS ONE are in trouble and scientists are very, very upset.

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