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The longest experiment

Science can be a rather slow process. Sometimes the technology needed to confirm a hypothesis is not there yet, and has to be invented by subsequent generations. Sometimes repeated trials are necessary to make sure the conclusion is correct. It can take several generations of scientists building upon each other’s work to come to a … Continue Reading ››
Drew et al. (in press), Psychological Science

Something seems to be wrong with your lung

For an expert radiologist a computed tomography (CT) scan provides a wealth of information, and helps to establish diagnoses such as lung cancer. Because forming a diagnosis often requires finding anomalies in a scan, you would think that radiologists are best equipped to detect any anomaly. However, a recent study by a team of scientists at … Continue Reading ››