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Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.

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Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services

By Diana Kwon | February 20, 2018

A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.

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A closer moon and ideal coastal conditions for tide pool formation may have started the evolutionary transition of tetrapods.

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Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 

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Love in the Scientific Literature

By Cassandra Willyard | February 12, 2018

There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

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All PLOS Submissions to Appear on bioRxiv

By Kerry Grens | February 9, 2018

Papers sent to PLOS journals will be automatically uploaded to the preprint server before acceptance.

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Dozens of Editorial Board Members Resign from Journal

By Kerry Grens | February 6, 2018

More than 70 editors left the Journal of Molecular Medicine after SpringerNature closed an editorial office and selected a new editor-in-chief.

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PubMed Commons to Stop Accepting Comments

By Kerry Grens | February 5, 2018

The venue for post-publication peer review was not getting enough participation.

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An Enduring Partnership

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2018

Humanity would be nothing without plants. It’s high time we recognize their crucial role in sustaining life on Earth.

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Over the past seven years, Xiao-Long Lin has characterized nearly 70 new species of nonbiting midges and developed DNA barcodes to aid in future ecological surveys.

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