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Predatory Publishing

By | August 1, 2012

Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.


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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2012

August 2012's selection of notable quotes


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The Mechanical Body

By | July 26, 2012

“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of


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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.


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Microbial Perfume

By | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.


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EU Promotes Collaboration

By | July 18, 2012

Research and funding organizations pledge to support a new system to support cross-border collaboration within the European Union.


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UK Pushes Open Access

By | July 16, 2012

Starting in April 2013, research supported by the United Kingdom government must be made freely available within 6 months of publication.

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Another Victim of Suspicious Data

By | July 13, 2012

The researcher who raised questions about the studies by social psychologist Dirk Smeesters flags dodgy data from another scientist.


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Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies

By | July 12, 2012

Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.


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Genetic Shift in Salmon

By | July 12, 2012

A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.

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