Research Issues

September 22nd, 2015 Professors, researchers, students and actual Nobel laureates from around the world gathered at Harvard University for the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, the absurdist celebration of science that "makes you laugh, then think", reports The...

September 2nd, 2015 A study that sought to replicate 100 findings published in three prominent psychology journals has found that, across multiple criteria, more than independent researchers working internationally could replicate less than half of the original...

August 11th, 2015 An acupuncture in palliative care study from  Tufts University School of Medicine, among others, has been panned as ‘little more than thinly disguised promotion of quackery’. Emeritus Professor Edzard Ernst, former Chair in Complementary...

June 2nd, 2015 Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. That’s the view of Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Horton says...
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