Here's why we're grateful for the New York Times' science section: this article reports on a paper published recently demonstrating that "the more beer a scientist drinks, the less likely the scientist is to publish a paper or to have a paper cited by another researcher."

But it's not as simple as separating out the lushes from everyone else, the article says.

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