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Troy Sutton works with potentially deadly pathogens but the right precautions greatly reduce the risks. Penn State, CC BY-ND It’s quiet in the laboratory, almost…View More I study coronavirus in a highly secured biosafety lab – here’s why I feel safer here than in the world outside
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What is the place of a profit motive in the production of knowledge at public universities? The Trump administration’s initial budget request presented in 2017…View More With federal funding for science on the decline, what’s the role of a profit motive in research?
Scientists are increasingly expected to produce research with impact that goes beyond the confines of academia. When funding organizations such as the National Science Foundation…View More Redefining ‘impact’ so research can help real people right away, even before becoming a journal article
After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for…View More Regulating Facebook won’t prevent data breaches
In a recent survey of over 1,500 scientists, more than 70 percent of them reported having been unable to reproduce other scientists’ findings at least…View More Novelty in science – real necessity or distracting obsession?