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University deletes Snowden presentation containing classified slides

Purdue expunges presentation on Edward Snowden because leaked information on three slides is still technically classified.

Landmark study suggests most psychology studies don't yield reproducible results

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Landmark study suggests that most psychology studies don't yield reproducible results. What does it mean for the discipline, and science as a whole?

Researcher finds himself center of battle over GMOs and corporate support

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How a biotech professor found himself in the middle of a firestorm over ethics in research and outreach about genetically modified foods.

Senate spending plan for college programs sets up likely budget fights

Spending bill for 2016 would lift NIH funding by $2 billion, but divert Pell money and block Obama regulatory efforts in higher education.

With new global partnerships, a poverty nonprofit hopes to expand research and academic opportunities

Some of the top poverty scholars in northern regions are now working with emerging academics from more southern countries, in hopes of expanding research on poverty.

ProQuest acquires Stanford U. spinoff SIPX

The researcher and library service provider makes another investment in simplifying the discovery of scholarly content with the addition of the Silicon Valley-based start-up.

Q&A with authors of book about redesigning America's community colleges

A new book from researchers at the Community College Research Center posits that the "guided pathways" approach of program development will lead to better outcomes at institutions. 

Australian government backs away from vow to audit 'ridiculous' research grants

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After campaign vow to crack down on "over the top" research studies and redirect funds to other areas, Australia's government shows no signs of intervening in grant-making decisions.

Bill would revamp oversight of federal education research

Congressional panel approves legislation -- criticized by some research groups -- that would change how federal education studies are overseen.

How rumors spread via sloppy citation practices

New article points out that through lazy or fraudulent citations, scholars spread rumors -- at times creating "academic urban legends." The story of spinach and an allegedly misplaced decimal point shows how.

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