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Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center

By | August 9, 2011

More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.


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UK Reforms Copyright Laws

By | August 4, 2011

The United Kingdom is revamping its intellectual property laws for published research.


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Science Education Shift

By | August 3, 2011

A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.


In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.


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From the Ground Up

By | August 1, 2011

As the planet warms plant growth will likely increase—locking up some of that extra carbon dioxide by converting it into vegetative biomass—but that’s not the whole story. 


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Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer

By | August 1, 2011

Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London. Age: 37


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The Root of the Problem

By | August 1, 2011

New research suggests that the flow of carbon through plants to underground ecosystems may be crucial to how the environment responds to climate change.


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Faculty Fallout

By | August 1, 2011

Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.


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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By | August 1, 2011

Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.


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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.


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