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Wandering Eye: Baltimore protesters to cop: 'What are those?', psychology takes it on the chin, and more

Wandering Eye: Baltimore protesters to cop: 'What are those?', psychology takes it on the chin, and more

Journalists aren't the only sinners when it comes to favoring the novel, the counterintuitive, and the flat-out bogus over boring old common sense. Scientists do the same—and for the same reason: pressure to stand out. That is the implication of a study released last week that tried to replicate 100 previous studies in psychology. Only about one-third stood up. "The vetted studies were considered part of the core knowledge by...

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