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Political leaning predicts science bias

Small ‘l’ liberals are drawn to blue-sky research, while conservatives are interested in applied science, new research has concluded. The study, Millions of online book co-purchases reveal partisan differences in the consumption of science, published in the journal Nature Human ...

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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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