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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 person using Facebook. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Posting Facebook Photos Negatively Impacts Real-Life Relationships

A new study finds that sharing, or over-sharing, your photographs on Facebook may have a significant negative impact on real-life relationships.

08/10/2013

A recent public health proposal looks at the pros and cons of enforced "smoker's licenses" to curb international tobacco use. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Public Health Proposal Considers Mandatory ‘Smokers License’

A public health proposal suggests that tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a “smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes.

11/15/2012

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