Monthly Archives: July 2017

Cancer Research UK: Taking a broad view of research impact


Cancer Research UK has been encouraging an ‘open science behaviour’ for some time, asking researchers to make their work available as soon as possible, supporting the Concordat on Open Research Data and signing the Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA). Now Cancer Research UK commits to taking a broad view of research impact by accepting preprints in grant applications.

Vladimir Putin and the empty chair: Can people spot fake pictures?

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New research published in Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications finds that people can only detect a fake image of a real word scene 60% of the time and can only identify exactly what has been manipulated in the image 45% of the time. This blog written by Stephan Lewandowsky of the Psychonomic Society explores this research in the context of real word instances where people have been duped by fake images.