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Oldest human or just another ape? Row erupts over 7m-year-old fossil
Remains from Chad desert provoke rancorous dispute over whether species was earliest to walk upright

Robin McKie and Kim Willsher

03, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Enough of the neurosexist bilge. It’s not all pink and blue when it comes to our brains | Catherine Bennett
There’s no genetic reason women should be disadvantaged in the workplace – unless someone is looking for it

Catherine Bennett

18, Nov, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Open science is now the only way forward for psychology
Next week the Guardian will be closing the Science Blog Network. We take a final look at the journey psychology has made toward becoming a robust and mature science

Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells

23, Aug, 2018 @8:47 AM

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Three problems with the debate around screen time
The cycle of moral panic around screen time and technology use feels endless. Here are three issues we need to address before we can move the debate on

Amy Orben, Pete Etchells and Andy Przybylski

09, Aug, 2018 @1:04 PM

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Mindless eating: is there something rotten behind the research?
A storm of retractions, corrections, data irregularities and controversy over duplicate publication are destroying the credibility of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab. It’s time for the university to be open about what’s going on

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers

16, Feb, 2018 @11:21 AM

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Why it's too soon to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder
Concerns over the addictive properties of video games are reasonable but there is a lack of rigorous research behind the WHO’s expected classification

Andy Przybylski and Amy Orben

14, Feb, 2018 @12:25 PM

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How to be an academic without working 60 hours a week | Lucy Foulkes
A Twitter argument about how many hours university academics should work prompted Lucy Foulkes to seek out advice for early career researchers

Lucy Foulkes

13, Feb, 2018 @3:24 PM

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When it comes to claims about screen time we need more sense and less hype
A new study claims a link between screen time and increased rates of depression and suicide in US teens. But what do the data actually say? And how can we move towards a more rational debate about digital technology?

Pete Etchells

14, Nov, 2017 @3:03 PM

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From protoscience to proper science: The path ahead for psychology
Transforming psychology into a mature science will require an uncompromising commitment to robustness and transparency. No exceptions, no special pleading, and no excuses

Chris Chambers

09, May, 2017 @7:02 AM

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Fresh concerns raised over academic conduct of major US nutrition and behaviour lab
With eleven publications already under scrutiny, new evidence emerges of duplicate publication and data irregularities in the work of Professor Brian Wansink

Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells

02, Mar, 2017 @7:43 AM

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Screen time guidelines need to be built on evidence, not hype
Open letter: There is an important debate to be had about screen time, but we need quality research and evidence to support it

06, Jan, 2017 @4:23 PM

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Has a software bug really called decades of brain imaging research into question?
Over the summer, some headlines suggested that a study highlighting issues in the way we analyse fMRI data renders the technique irretrievably flawed. But the reality is much more nuanced

Cyril Pernet and Tom Nichols

30, Sep, 2016 @6:30 AM

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