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To know more about recent developments in their field, many scientists form “journal clubs”, where they gather regularly and read recent research papers and discuss. By dipping their toes into topics adjacent to their field of study, they’re able to keep an eye out for future research topics. They’re less knowledgeable than experts who have done research on those specific topics. You can determine if an expert’s claims are journal club-level knowledge if they cite papers, researchers, and specific results without referencing any personal research they’ve done on the topic. Read full article here

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