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Researchers find that scientific papers with shorter titles accrue more citations only if they are very popular. For papers flying under the radar, longer titles fare better.

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TS Picks: June 20, 2016

By | June 20, 2016

Excellence schmexellence; thinking outside the biomedical box; homeopathy journal sunk by self-citation

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Breathing Life Into Papers

By | June 12, 2016

Researchers prepare to launch an effort to make the scientific literature more dynamic.

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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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E.U. Pushes for Open Access by 2020

By | June 1, 2016

European Union member states agree to an ambitious goal to make all scientific papers freely accessible within four years.

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Bertozzi the Editor

By | June 1, 2016

Stanford University biochemist Carolyn Bertozzi discusses her role at the helm of ACS Central Science, a cross-disciplinary, open-access chemistry journal

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Start Making Sense

By | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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Opinion: The Zika Effect

By | May 27, 2016

Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus

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Jeremy Berg Named Editor of Science Journals

By | May 25, 2016

The former National Institute of General Medical Sciences director replaces outgoing editor and National Academy of Sciences president-elect Marcia McNutt.

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