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Lamarck and the Missing Lnc

By | October 1, 2012

Epigenetic changes accrued over an organism’s lifetime may leave a permanent heritable mark on the genome, through the help of long noncoding RNAs.


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Evolving Dependence

By | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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Pay-per-Article and Save

By | September 27, 2012

In a pilot program at the University of Utah, the library pays for readers to rent or buy research individual articles, avoiding expensive journal subscriptions.


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University Library Ditches ACS

By | September 18, 2012

In protest against high-priced journal packages, the library at SUNY Potsdam will end its subscription to American Chemical Society online journal package.


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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.


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Predicting Publishing Futures

By | September 12, 2012

Researchers measure scientific output to determine if past success predicts future productivity.


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Tracking Research Productivity

By | September 4, 2012

Thomson Reuters teams up with several North American universities to use a customized evaluation tool that analyses research impact on an institutional level.


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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2012

Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina


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Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing

By | August 28, 2012

As a new age in scholarly publishing dawns, improved standards for openness in communicating scientific information promise to eliminate biases and publication delays.


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Prayer Takes Precedence Over Science?

By | August 14, 2012

A Bill of Rights amendment reaffirming the right to pray could have negative consequences for the teaching of evolution.


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