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Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science

The fall of a prominent food and marketing researcher may be a cautionary tale for scientists who are tempted to manipulate data and chase headlines. Brian Wansink, the head of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, announced last week that he would retire from the university at the end of the academic year. Less than 48 hours earlier, JAMA, a journal published by the American Medical Association, had retracted six of Wansink's studies, after Cornell told the journal's editors that Wansink had not...
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CA continues to lag US in MFG growth, LA county even worse

Manufacturing’s vital contributions to the California economy are far out of proportion to its shrinking share of employment. California’s manufacturing sector boasts $87k average wages (2017), more than $288 billion in output (2017), a higher share of workers without a college degree than economy overall, and tremendous economic ripple effects from long supply chains and economic activity. California is still the largest manufacturing state in the country with more than 1.3 million workers but given the state’s size, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Read more...
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