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Born This Way

By Guy Nolch

A study reporting a weak association between two genes and homosexuality could have powerful consequences.

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Lost in Space

By Guy Nolch

Australia’s space industry has been adrift in a vacuum of national neglect for more than 20 years, but that is about to change.

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Publish, Patent, Be Social or Perish

By Guy Nolch

A researcher’s impact extends beyond measures of publications and citations to patents, peer review and social media influence.

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A New Twist in the DNA Revolution

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By Guy Nolch

Gene drives take genetic modification to the population level, with applications in health, conservation and agriculture, but there are also practical and ethical concerns.

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Gender Bias Extends to Peer Review

By Guy Nolch

Gender bias in science is found not only in pay and seniority but also in the peer review process.

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“We Have Always Been at War with Science”

By Guy Nolch

An Orwellian dystopia is upon us when scientists are muzzled and their expertise disappears into a memory hole.

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Unrest in the Ranks – and Rankings

By Guy Nolch

Working scientists are becoming disenchanted in the workplace at a time when scientific literacy of students is slipping.

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A Sour Taste from Artificial Sweeteners

By Guy Nolch

The food industry has been accused of influencing research that it sponsors.

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Evidence Is “Not Like It Used to Be”

By Guy Nolch

Donald Trump’s hair is a metaphor for how people misuse evidence to fit their worldview.

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The Real Cost of Predatory Journals

By Guy Nolch

Predatory journals not only scam genuine scientists, they provide plausible citations that promote pseudoscience.

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