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What Exactly Does It Mean for Science to be Wrong?

Wrong, Not Even Wrong

We are living in an age of unparalleled scientific progress. Granted, much of the progress is in hyper-specialized subfields, but nevertheless the way in which we view particular scientific disciplines is rapidly changing (largely due to the influx of new technology). With all forms of progress, as something new steps […]

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Histone Acetylation Changes May Contribute to Parkinson’s

Histone Acetylation, Parkinson’s-Parkinson’s-Disease

The origin of Parkinson’s disease is frustratingly vague, an ambiguous cocktail of biological and environmental puzzle pieces which defies any simple fix. In a May 2016 study, a team of scientists began to explore whether epigenetic modification could hold the key to Parkinson’s pathology. The group analyzed the chemical variants of […]

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Reproducibility Crisis Part 4: Donald Trump and P-Hacking

P-Hacking, P-Hacking and Donald Trump

  If you have paid any attention to the reproducibility crisis in recent years you have probably become familiar with the term ‘P-Hacking’. You probably have also come to understand P-Hacking as a form of data fishing in which researchers search for any sort of “statistically significant” correlations in a […]

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Reproducibility Crisis, Part 3: Scientific Skepticism

Scientific Skepticism

  A recent segment on the TV show Last Week Tonight addressed the media’s shortcomings in reporting scientific information. Citing headlines such as “Dogs Don’t Like Hugs & Can Raise Stress” and “Glass of Red Wine Equivalent to Hour of Gym Time”, Oliver lambasted mass-media outlets for their sensationalism and […]

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The History of DNA, A Blazing Recap in 5 Minutes

history of dna, DNA History

  James Watson and Francis Crick scrawled their names in scientific history books with their 1953 depiction of DNA’s long-illusive structure, while the name Rosalind Franklin was lost to background noise. Franklin was the researcher responsible for fine-tuning the x-ray crystallography technology, essentially capturing high definition photographs of DNA which […]

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