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Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing

By | August 28, 2012

As a new age in scholarly publishing dawns, improved standards for openness in communicating scientific information promise to eliminate biases and publication delays.

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Curiouser and Curiouser

By | August 23, 2012

A review of the new book Curious Behavior, which delves into the quirks of human conduct.

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Opinion: What Is the Human Genome?

By | August 17, 2012

The human genome that researchers sequenced at the turn of the century doesn’t really exist as we know it.

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Do That Again

By | August 15, 2012

A new initiative offers gold stars to researchers willing to have their studies replicated by other labs, but will it fix science’s growing irreproducibility problem?

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Opinion: Encouraging Brain Migration

By | August 14, 2012

Countries with a healthy import and export of scientific talent lead the world in research and innovation.

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The Eternal Digital Dance

By | August 9, 2012

Choreographer Merce Cunningham achieved a kind of immortality by employing technology to capture a solo dance that he never taught to his pupils.

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Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable

By | August 7, 2012

Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.

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Opinion: OA Coming of Age

By | August 6, 2012

Open-access journals are reaching the same quality levels as their subscription counterparts.

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Opinion: The Postdoc Challenge

By | August 1, 2012

Financial hardships of young scientists in training are forcing many talented researchers to find new careers.

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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.

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