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Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data

By | July 7, 2016

A team of editors and researchers calls on journal publishers to use citation distributions as measures of publication quality rather than relying on much-derided impact factors.

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Hot Off the Presses

By | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin

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Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating

By | July 1, 2016

An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.

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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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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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