The Boston Globe reports on student participants in the Siemens Competition, an annual program that gives two prizes of $100,000 to high school students who are up-and-coming scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Among the competitors are kids working on diabetes research in hepatitis patients, mapping the spread and mutations of avian flu, and designing a urine test to screen for colon cancer.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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