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How Far Should You Push Yourself? Precisely This Far, Says Science

'looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.' * * * What also isn't as much fun is when people push themselves too far.

Hyped-up science is a problem. One clever Twitter account is pushing back.

What do these three headlines, and many others like them, have in common? They were stories about studies conducted on mice. Now, there's nothing particularly unusual about research that's conducted on mice and not on humans.

Top stories: The science of false confessions, transforming blood types, and Brazil’s war on drugs

False confessions are surprisingly common. That's in part because standard interrogation techniques place suspects under psychological stresses from which a confession can seem like the only escape.