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How Well Does COVID Public Policy Align with Science?

In an era of misinformation, policy based on “dubious science” could mean a greater loss of life and economic hardship.

Researchers: Yian Yin, Jian Gao, Benjamin F. Jones and Dashun Wang

January 7, 2021

Policy

Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder?

A new study dispels some of the mystery behind breakthrough success.

Researchers: Yian Yin, Yang Wang, James Evans and Dashun Wang

December 2, 2020

Innovation

The Pandemic Has Slashed Scientists’ Productivity

The extent varies a good deal by field, but the single biggest factor is whether a scientist is caring for young children.

Researchers: Kyle R. Myers, Wei Yang Tham, Yian Yin, Nina Cohodes, Jerry G. Thursby, Marie C. Thursby, Peter Schiffer, Joseph T. Walsh, Karim R. Lakhani and Dashun Wang

July 15, 2020

Innovation

Nobel Prize Winners—They’re Just Like Us!

The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers.

Researchers: Jichao Li, Yian Yin, Santo Fortunato and Dashun Wang

September 3, 2019

Careers