• Love? All You Need Is… Oxytocin!

    Love? All You Need Is… Oxytocin!1

    Oxytocin, the love hormone, is involved in emphatetic behaviours in tiny rodents.

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  • Are Metaphors Just Handy Tools In Science?

    Are Metaphors Just Handy Tools In Science?0

    For science communicators, metaphors can be both fun and dangerous. Metaphors are probably a storyteller’s second best friend. The work of scientists and science journalists alike is populated by metaphors. Metaphors come in handy, and frequently go hand in hand with the answer to the scientific question investigated. Thus, scientists investigate cells that fight infections,

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  • Science Frauds III – Publishing Pressure or Lust for Fame?

    Science Frauds III – Publishing Pressure or Lust for Fame?0

    Data falsification occurs rather frequently. What makes scientists lie about their results? Science is a field where pressure is commonly the main driver for outcomes. Obokata’s case, described in Part II  of these Science Fraud Series, only brought to the surface the negative effects both media and peer pressure may have on researchers. Researcher’s productivity is often measured in

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