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When scientists want their data fudged and why you should care

Some statisticians have been asked to falsify significance of research results, new study finds A shocking revelation during a casual conversation prompted a New York epidemiologist to investigate the ethically dubious things statisticians are sometimes asked to do when analyzing research findings. (sasirin pamai/Shutterstock) This is an excerpt from Second …

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Baby mice produced from 2 moms, no dad

Chinese researchers also produced mice from 2 dads, but those babies survived only a couple of days This adult mouse was born to two mothers, and was healthy enough to have offspring of her own, after Chinese researchers used stem cell and gene editing technology.(Leyun Wang) Chinese researchers using gene …

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Facebook reveals the type of data stolen from 29 million users

Victims affected by the data breach will be notified directly, company says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own account was compromised in the hack, in addition to millions of users. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal …

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The reality and dangers of getting to space

‘It’s not a guaranteed trip,’ one space historian says after this week’s Soyuz failure The Soyuz MS-09 crew spacecraft from Roscosmos is pictured docked to the Rassvet module as the International Space Station was flying into an orbital night period. Last week, a 2mm hole was detected on the upper …

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Robo pot: Aphria says automation key to low-cost cannabis production

Automation and jobs to increase as company expands, says co-founder Aphria is trying to find ways to automate different parts of the cultivation of cannabis for cost control. (Chris Ensing/CBC) On the eve of legalized recreational marijuana and concerns about supply shortage, one of Canada’s largest producers believes automated machines …

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