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P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume. One researcher suggested rechristening the methodology “statistical hypothesis inference testing”, presumably for the acronym it would yield. Here we explain why if you think you can trust 'em, you should think again. http://www.nature.com/news/scientific-method-statistical-errors-1.14700?WT.mc_id=PIN_NatureNews Nature Publishing Group

CRISPR, the disruptor : Nature News & Comment

Should we set limits on what science can probe? Are some areas too questionable to investigate? Nature explores taboo genetics - the genetics of IQ, race, sexuality and violence - and the scientists that have crossed the red line to work on them. A poll asks if you think each of these areas should be off-limits to scientists... http://www.nature.com/news/ethics-taboo-genetics-1.13858?WT.mc_id=PIN_NatureNews Nature Publishing Group

Today is #DNAday a holiday celebrated on April 25 which is the day in 1953 when James Watson and Francis Crick published papers in Nature on the structure of DNA. Credit: Nature Publishing Group

Marshmallow Geometry is such a fun activity for kids in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. Math is FUN!

Science publishing: The trouble with retractions : Nature News

Women in Science: Despite improvements, female scientists continue to face discrimination, unequal pay and funding disparities. http://www.nature.com/news/inequality-quantified-mind-the-gender-gap-1.12550 #women #science #sexism Nature Publishing Group

Researchers have invented a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak! NOT. But there are some cool REAL applications of metamaterials that are nearing the market over the next year or two. Read about them here: http://www.nature.com/news/exotic-optics-metamaterial-world-1.13516?WT.mc_id=PIN_NatureNews

from Brain Pickings

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist | Brain Pickings

Job satisfaction [among scientists]: Turbulent times : Naturejobs