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Publish or perish a minor issue, research reveals

A meta-analysis of research literature has thrown into question the commonly held assumption that science exists in a culture of ‘publish or perish’. Meta-assessment of bias in science, published in the journal PNAS, found “little evidence” that biases in scientific ...

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WSU study plants seeds of doubt in climate models

A new study from Western Sydney University has found that Australian eucalyptus trees can’t store as much carbon as previously thought, throwing into question the commonly held assumption that planting more trees will help manage climate change caused by greenhouse ...

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US spy money funds Aussie research into human reasoning

The University of Melbourne and Monash University have received multimillion dollar grants from a US government intelligence agency to conduct research aimed at improving human reasoning. UniMelb has been allocated $24.9 million from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), ...

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Teens prefer print over e-books: study

New research shows teenagers still enjoy the age-old practice of sitting down and reading a hard-copy book. The preliminary findings of a study from Deakin University and Murdoch University researchers found that three-quarters of 12- to 16-year-olds prefer to read paper ...

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