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How to persuade journals to accept your replication paper

How to persuade journals to accept your replication paper | Complex World | Scoop.it

MIT students Mark Bell and Nicholas Miller recently got their replication paper "Questioning the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Conflict" accepted by the Journal of Conflict Resolution. They wrote the paper as an assignment for Gary King‘s class on Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology. They first published their analysis on a dataverse, and then rewrote the paper for the journal.

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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments | Complex World | Scoop.it
This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals.
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Open Pit

Feature documentary Open Pit is a tour de force of investigative journalism and guerilla filmmaking that reveals the vicious face of "dirty gold" in Peru. Save Rosia Montana!


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PyCX Project

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The PyCX Project aims to develop an online repository of simple, crude, yet easy-to-understand Python sample codes for dynamic complex systems simulations, including iterative maps, cellular automata, dynamical networks and agent-based models.
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Researchers identify endocrine-disrupting chemical in bottled water

Researchers identify endocrine-disrupting chemical in bottled water | Complex World | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers in Germany has identified an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) found in samples taken from commercial bottled water.
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Time for science to be about truth rather than careers

Time for science to be about truth rather than careers | Complex World | Scoop.it

Most scientific studies are wrong, and they are wrong because scientists are interested in funding and careers rather than truth.

That was the chilling message delivered by the smiling, brilliant, erudite, and cuddly John Ioannidis at the Seventh Peer Review Congress in Chicago this week.

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We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong.

We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong. | Complex World | Scoop.it

Our understanding of fame is critical to how we see each other and our society. But it is also badly wrong.

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Many Papers Lack Detailed Methods | The Scientist Magazine®

Many Papers Lack Detailed Methods | The Scientist Magazine® | Complex World | Scoop.it
Nearly half of scientific publications lack sufficient information about the research resources needed to reproduce experimental findings, a study finds.
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If Google Could Search Twitter, It Would Find Topsy

If Google Could Search Twitter, It Would Find Topsy | Complex World | Scoop.it
A San Francisco start-up says it has compiled an index of every Twitter message since the microblogging service was founded in 2006, and the entire database is free for the public to search.
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NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure | Complex World | Scoop.it
Bruce Schneier: The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways we can protect ourselves
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You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours | Complex World | Scoop.it

In a paper recently released in the journal Nature, Simini and his colleagues Samir Suweis and Amos Maritan of the University of Padova and Jayanth Banavar of the University of Maryland present a so-called "variational principle" to explain the unexpected, though commonly observed, topology of mutualistic networks.

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Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species

Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species | Complex World | Scoop.it
Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth's land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new Duke University-led study by an international team of scientists.
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Connecting The Dots: Lessons in Rebellion From the Math Network

Connecting The Dots: Lessons in Rebellion From the Math Network | Complex World | Scoop.it

One system being developed is the Selected-Papers Network (https://selectedpapers.net/), a sort of Pinterest for peer-review in which researchers with common interests across the sciences can subscribe to one another to share 'must-read' articles and reviews.


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Researchers find sudden rise of global ecology of interacting robots that trade on markets at speeds too fast for humans

Researchers find sudden rise of global ecology of interacting robots that trade on markets at speeds too fast for humans | Complex World | Scoop.it
Recently, the global financial market experienced a series of computer glitches that abruptly brought operations to a halt.
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'3-Sweep' Technique Transforms 2D Pictures Into 3D Objects

'3-Sweep' Technique Transforms 2D Pictures Into 3D Objects | Complex World | Scoop.it
A new technique for extracting objects from 2D photographs ad turning them into 3D models has won acclaim online.
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The Research Software Engineer

The Research Software Engineer | Complex World | Scoop.it

Research is increasingly digital. Twenty-first century research has been characterised by the rise of digital methods, the third and fourth paradigms of science – computational simulation and data-intensive research. In their turn, these new approaches are both built on a common foundation – computer software.

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Think twice, speak once: Bilinguals process both languages simultaneously

Think twice, speak once: Bilinguals process both languages simultaneously | Complex World | Scoop.it
Bilingual speakers can switch languages seamlessly, likely developing a higher level of mental flexibility than monolinguals, according to Penn State linguistic researchers.
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Stanley Milgram - Obedience to Authority Archive

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Stanley Milgram, whose papers are held in Manuscripts and Archives, conducted the Obedience to Authority experiments while he was an assistant professor at Yale University from 1961 to 1963. Milgram found that most ordinary people obeyed instructions to give what they believed to be potentially fatal shocks to innocent victims when told to do so by an authority figure. His 1963 article on the initial findings and a subsequent book,  Obedience to Authority and Experimental View (1974), and film, Obedience (1969),  catapulted Milgram to celebrity status and made his findings and the experiments themselves the focus of intense ethical debates.[ii] Fifty years later the debates continues.

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Mapping the logistics of megacities

Mapping the logistics of megacities | Complex World | Scoop.it
New open-source online maps generated by MIT students provide details of urban supply chains.
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An Aspiring Scientist’s Frustration with Modern-Day Academia: A Resignation

An Aspiring Scientist’s Frustration with Modern-Day Academia: A Resignation | Complex World | Scoop.it

Here is a mind-blowing text that was sent to all EPFL researchers (presumably) by a doctoral student during the week-end. It expresses feelings that are worth to think about.

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‘The Arab Spring, the Turkish Summer, The Romanian Autumn’

‘The Arab Spring, the Turkish Summer, The Romanian Autumn’ | Complex World | Scoop.it

The first line of the title is one of the slogans used by thousands of Romanian protesters who have taken to the streets of several Romanian cities, including the capital, Bucharest, for the fifth day consecutively. They oppose the government’s recent approval of a draft legislation on an open-pit cyanide-based mining project at Rosia Montana.


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Golden profits v environmental concerns

Golden profits v environmental concerns | Complex World | Scoop.it

THE draft law recently adopted by the Romanian government that allows a Canadian company to dig for gold at Rosia Montana, a Carpathian town, made many Romanians very angry this week.


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Editorial Decisions May Perpetuate Belief in Invalid Research Findings

Social psychology and related disciplines are seeing a resurgence of interest in replication, as well as actual replication efforts. But prior work suggests that even a clear demonstration that a finding is invalid often fails to shake acceptance of the finding. This threatens the full impact of these replication efforts. The actions of two key players – journal editors and the authors of original (invalidated) research findings – are critical to the broader public’s continued belief in an invalidated research conclusion. Across three experiments, is shown that belief in an invalidated finding falls sharply when a critical failed replication is published in the same – versus different – journal as the original finding, and when the authors of the original finding acknowledge that the new findings invalidate their conclusions.

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The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition | Complex World | Scoop.it
Your social life has the power to shape the molecular composition of your body. (Plan your day accordingly.)
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Put your money where your citations are: a proposal for a new funding system

Put your money where your citations are: a proposal for a new funding system | Complex World | Scoop.it

Funding agencies allocate funds for scientific research mainly based on peer-review of research proposals.  In 2010, more than 15,000 researchers peer-reviewed more than 55,000 proposals.

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