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Journal Price Tags Revealed

By | June 18, 2014

Economists explore the wheelings and dealings of universities and publishers during largely secret negotiations regarding access to scientific journals.

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Combating Asian Carp

By | June 5, 2014

A new plan to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive species is set in motion.

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Can Publication Records Predict Future PIs?

By | June 2, 2014

Researchers present a tool that uses a scientist’s PubMed data to estimate the probability of becoming a principal investigator in academia.

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Simultaneous Release

By | June 1, 2014

Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.

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Wild Relatives

By , and | June 1, 2014

As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.

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Publishing Data

By | May 29, 2014

Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.

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Running Wild

By | May 22, 2014

Mice in nature appear to enjoy running on wheels, helping to settle the question whether the behavior is a just a neurotic response in lab mice.

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SCI Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By | May 14, 2014

The world’s first systematic citation index celebrates a golden milestone this year.

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Rock Snot Explained

By | May 8, 2014

An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.

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Finch-Powered Fumigation

By | May 7, 2014

Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.

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