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Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer review

Academic journals are increasingly asking authors to use transparent reporting practices to "trust, but verify" that outcomes are not being reported in a biased way and to enable other researchers to reproduce the results. To implement...Show More Summary

Social scientists reveal structure of AIDS denialist online communities

HSE researchers examined the structure of online communities of Russian AIDS denialists—people who deny the reality of HIV and AIDS—and the manner in which they spread their ideas. The findings are published in American Behavioral Scientist.

Feedback: Florida turns to crowdsourcing science classes

A new law lets anyone challenge what is taught in public schools. Plus: dark energy in power pills, elemental fixes, stopped clocks, and more

Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in...

Only Apollo 11 Artifact in Private Hands Sells for $1.8M

One small inventory error has led to a giant payday for Illinois woman Nancy Lee Carlson. A moon dust collection bag that Carlson bought for just $995 in an online government auction in 2015 sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York Thursday, the BBC reports....

Many People Being Treated for Alzheimer's May Not Have It

Diagnosing Alzheimer's is a guessing game—and many doctors are guessing wrong, according to early results from a new study presented Wednesday in London. The Washington Post reports doctors tested 4,000 Medicare patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and discovered many of them definitively do not have Alzheimer's....

Study: One of 'Best Letters in History' Likely Not Written by Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln may have been a world-class orator, but one of his famous letters—known as one of the best English-language letters ever written—was "almost certainly" not authored by the former president. According to a press release, Lincoln sent a letter to a woman named Lydia Bixby in November...

Luc Besson’s “Valerian,” Michael Bay’s “Transformers,” and the Severe

Richard Brody reviews Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, and Rihanna.

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