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Researchers tested more than 500,000 chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier lifecycle stage than most current drugs, finding 631 promising ones that could form the basis for new malaria prevention drugs, which t
Researchers spent two years testing chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs, revealing a new set of chemical starting points for the first drugs to prevent malaria instead of just treating the symptoms.
healthcareAdvancement  corruptedScience  win  intellectualProperty 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Psychology continues to face a replication problem: researchers attempted to reproduce 21 high-profile studies published between 2010 and 2015. Of the 21 tested, only 13 could be replicated, and the effect sizes were about half as strong.
Many social sciences experiments couldn’t be reproduced in a new study, thus calling into question their findings. The field of social science is pushing hard to improve its scientific rigor.
august 2018 by joeybaker
Climate change denial strongly linked to right-wing nationalism, finds a new study.
Scientific awareness of the greenhouse effect, and human influence on the climate has existed for over three decades. During the 1980s, there was a strong environmental movement and a political consensus on the issue, but in recent years, climate change denial – denying that changes to the climate a
climateChange  popularStupidity  popularIgnorance  endOfTheGOP  corruptedScience 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Billionaire Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Revealed As Key Donor to Australian Climate Science Denial Promoter Institute of Public Affairs
Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the right wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) — a major pusher of climate science denial.
climateChange  corruptedScience  kleptocracy  informationWar 
july 2018 by joeybaker
EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades - The Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information.
trumpPropaganda  corruptedScience  trumpAuthoritarianism  climateChange  censorship  trumpLies  governmentOverreach 
april 2017 by joeybaker
Troubling Study Says Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Who Will Be Criminals Based on Facial Features
The fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning are moving so quickly that any notion of ethics is lagging decades behind, or left to works of science fiction.
november 2016 by joeybaker
Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition
To cite this article:Edwards Marc A. and Roy Siddhartha. Environmental Engineering Science. September 2016, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/ees.2016.0223. Online Ahead of Print: September 22, 2016 Full
scienceIncompetence  corruptedScience 
october 2016 by joeybaker
80% of data in Chinese clinical trials have been fabricated
A Chinese government investigation has revealed that more than 80 percent of the data used in clinical trials of new pharmaceutical drugs have been "fabricated". The report uncovered fraudulent
governmentIncompetence  corporateCorruption  healthcareIncompetence  corruptedScience  corporateLies 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Xenia Schmalz's blog: What happens when you try to publish a failure to replicate in 2015/2016
Science is suffering an editorial censorship problem: The gatekeepers are keeping bad science alive.
censorship  scienceIncompetence  corruptedScience 
june 2016 by joeybaker
Thorium – Austin Meyer
On September 12, 1932, a man named Leo Szilard was wanted to walk across the street in London. But the
governmentIncompetence  corruptedScience 
june 2016 by joeybaker
Nine years of censorship
Nature | News Feature Sharing Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricte
governmentOverreach  corruptedScience  censorship 
may 2016 by joeybaker
A spiritual successor to Aaron Swartz is angering publishers all over again
Aaron Swartz would be proud of Alexandra Elbakyan. The 27-year-old is at the center of a lawsuit brought by a leading science publisher that is labeling her a hacker and infringer. "Pushed to his
governmentIncompetence  intellectualProperty  corruptedScience  corporateCorruption  win  corporateIndemnity  judicialStupidity  scienceIncompetence 
april 2016 by joeybaker
Over half of psychology studies fail reproducibility test
Nature | News Sharing Largest replication study to date casts doubt on many published positive resu
march 2016 by joeybaker

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