Most hiring committees and tenure review boards in the social sciences continue to give more weight to publications or the potential to publish in top technical journals above other factors when making decisions that affect the careers of young academics. But popular media attention increasingly works in a candidate’s favor as well. For tenure decisions

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A Q&A with our Cynda Hylton Rushton about a new policy that aims to prevent and resolve treatment disputes in the intensive care unit

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A company’s use of DNA tests to investigate employee wrongdoing ran afoul of a genetic nondiscrimination act

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In a new study, people associated “science” with “men” even in nations where women are approximately half of science majors and researchers

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We’re all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing

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Some scientists are hoping to overcome objections to genetically modified organisms by reintroducing into plants genes that had long ago been bred out of them

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The inventor of a genome-editing technique wants a moratorium on its use in research on humans. But Chinese scientists have already tried it, albeit unsuccessfully, on human embryos to cure a blood disorder. Can a discovery be reined in once the basic science has been published? Can researchers control the ethical use or ramifications of their breakthroughs?

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Other than those fibs, the study was 100 percent authentic. My colleagues and I recruited actual human subjects in Germany. We ran an actual clinical trial, with subjects randomly assigned to different diet regimes. The results are meaningless, and the health claims that the media blasted out to millions of people around the world are utterly unfounded. Here’s how we did it

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