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New Study Calls Into Question Social Science's Credibility

In yesterday’s New York Times, there’s an article on the mounting credibility problems for social science, particularly the field of psychology. The article explores a study done in the journal Science in which researchers tried to reproduce the results of 100 psychology studies. 116 more words

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What They Haven't Told You about Climate Change

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, on the facts of climate change.

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In the Line of Fire, Part 3: The Trial

It was a cold snowy day on November 17, 1952 when the trial of Merle William Martin, with numerous nicknames including “Steve” and “Red”, began. People, blowing hot air into their cold hands, were seen hurrying into the brand new Johnson County Courthouse. 598 more words

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Ad-hoc-ery in Macroeconomics

Ray Fair recently posted a very interesting commentary on the macroeconomics dust-up between Lucas/Sargent and Solow as described by Paul Romer and commented upon by many others. 467 more words

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Asthma UK: Innovation Grants Opens for Applications

 Asthma UK Innovation is now accepting applications for it’s ‘Innovation Grants’.

The Innovation Grants will provide funding for up to £50,000 for up to 18 months to explore original ideas, services or products that are new to asthma, or applied in a way that is new to asthma, which could significantly enhance the quality of health and care for people with asthma, in line with Asthma UK’s research priorities. 64 more words

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Enegry-efficient Ventilation of Office Buildings

Dieses Forschungsprojekt beschäftigt sich mit folgenden Fragestellungen:

– Wie energieeffizient ist eine mechanische Lüftung in Bürogebäuden, verglichen mit einer normalen Fensterlüftung?

– Sind die planerischen Kenndaten der heute üblichen mechanischen Lüftungsanlagen für Bürogebäude sinnvoll? 249 more words

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So . . .

The journal Science released a study showing that the majority of findings of psychological studies could not be replicated.

Yes, many psychology findings may be “too good to be true” – now what? 363 more words

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