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Inside the Box
2 years ago

Inside the Box

By  •  Technology

Families in the developing world face medical challenges almost unheard of here: infections, childbirth, even a toothache can be fatal. While clean medical instruments can mean the difference between life and death, sterilization can be impossible in areas without electricity or other resources. So Professor Douglas Schuler and his research team figured out how to build a solar-powered sterilizer in one – very large – box.

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Just The Facts
2 years ago

Just The Facts

By  •  Science and Society

Scientists have a responsibility to get their message to the community in a clear, accessible form. However, scientists often avoid describing their work directly to the public. Healthy societies and good science should have a symbiotic relationship

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Miscount
2 years ago

Miscount

By  •  Statistics

When reporting statistics, researchers need to avoid intense focus on subgroups when the big picture doesn’t support their conclusion. Readers of numbers based research and reporting should always be aware of the sample sizes studied. Journalists who report on statistics based research should consider taking statistics courses.

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