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In a research trend being labeled the “U.S. effect,” a new analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in genetics and psychiatry finds that scientists are more likely to exaggerate their scientific findings in response to competition. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Competitive ‘US Effect’ On Research Encourages Scientists To Exaggerate Results

In a research trend being labeled the “U.S. effect,” a new analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in genetics and psychiatry finds that scientists are more likely to exaggerate their scientific findings in response to competition.

08/27/2013

File photo of a teacher with a classroom full of students. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Students Show Improved Scores on Revised Math SOLs

Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state’s more rigorous mathematics tests.

08/20/2013

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Study: Brainpower In The Very Old May Be Improving

If you’re lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints.

07/10/2013

File photo of a female scientist. (Photo by PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Girls Losing Ground In Pursuing STEM Education Opportunities

A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency.

02/18/2013

File photo of a scientist studying brain cells. (Photo by JEAN PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer’s Damage

It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone’s brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.

01/20/2013

File photo of a comet. (Photo by GEORGE SHELTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Comet Brighter Than The Moon To Appear Next Year

Some parts of the world may have a spectacular lights show to look forward to next year, when the Comet ISON passes through the sky.

10/03/2012

File photo of a winter storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Almanac Forecast: Wintry Weather And Mystery

The weather world is full of high-profile meteorologists like NBC’s Al Roker and the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore. But the guy making the forecasts for the Farmers’ Almanac is more like the man behind the curtain.

08/26/2012

In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of Aug. 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

NASA Rover Lands On Mars After Plummet

The most high-tech Mars rover ever built has landed on the red planet.

08/06/2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on July 17, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Unveils $1 Billion Plan To Create Elite Corps Of Master Teachers

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

07/18/2012

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

10,000 Germ Species Live In And On Healthy People

Scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.

06/13/2012

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