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Crystal Unclear

By | October 15, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at how researchers solved the high-resolution crystal structure of the nucleosome core particle raises the age-old question of assigning credit in science.

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Debating the Value of Anonymity

By | October 5, 2015

PubPeer responds to criticism that anonymous post-publication peer review threatens the scientific process.

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Predatory Journal Biz Booming

By | October 5, 2015

Scientific publishers with questionable standards raked in about $75 million and published more than 400,000 articles last year, according to a new analysis.


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By | October 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Speaking of Science

By | October 1, 2015

October 2015's selection of notable quotes


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TS Picks: September 29, 2015

By | September 29, 2015

Detailing publication contributions; mining human connectomes; all about mutations


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Data “Overflow” Compromising Science?

By | September 25, 2015

According to a new study, the deluge of scientific literature is leaving researchers unsure of which information to trust.


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“WikiGate” Ruffles OA Feathers

By | September 16, 2015

A partnership between Wikipedia and scholarly publishing behemoth Elsevier has open-access advocates up in arms.


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Dengue’s Downfall?

By | September 15, 2015

Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.


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Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages

By | September 8, 2015

Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.



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