articles tagged: scientific research
why do people believe in conspiracy theories?
# science

why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

A study of conspiracy theorists shows that conspiratorial ideation is actually a political, not a logical matter.

science is broken, long live science
# science

science is broken, long live science

Over-quantification and commodification of research is encouraging bad behavior and slowing down scientists.

why being scientifically conscise just makes sense
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why being scientifically conscise just makes sense

It's a lot easier to get your paper noticed and read if people can understand what you're trying to say and why. And scientists crunched the numbers to prove it.

how scientists helped create a digital labor union
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how scientists helped create a digital labor union

Stingy academics inspired a new platform for those doing menial digital work, and not in a good way.

an open letter to the standard model
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an open letter to the standard model

Particle physicists managed to confirm virtually everything about the Standard Model. Now they're stuck with very little wiggle room to explain some of the universe's oddest mysteries.

of microwave noodles and extragalactic signals
# space

of microwave noodles and extragalactic signals

No, fast radio bursts, or FRBs, aren't microwave noodles of impatient astronomers. They're a very real phenomenon the media just can't seem to get right.

yes, the universe can be explained by the spinning of atoms. get over it.
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yes, the universe can be explained by the spinning of atoms. get over it.

Curtis White fancies himself a man of deep thought and keep insight. His "nuh-uh" take on Dawkins' The God Delusion shows otherwise.

why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis
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why scientists really don’t need the input of philosophers like raymond tallis

Raymond Tallis has a list of scathing criticisms aimed at physics and neurology. It would sure help his points if he knew what he was talking about...

psychologists, convenience samples, and really shoddy popular science writing
# sex

psychologists, convenience samples, and really shoddy popular science writing

Too many studies about sex and psychology use convenience samples of college students. At the same time, too many writers criticize those studies for the wrong reasons.

how to shield yourself in a vacuum, sci-fi style
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how to shield yourself in a vacuum, sci-fi style

For an instant spacesuit, just add plasma or electrons. But don't stay in it for too long...

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