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Technology and family constraints are making the “ghostdoc” more popular, but the setup is not without costs, researchers say.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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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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Romeo the Frog

By The Scientist Staff | February 14, 2018

When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.

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Four years ago, chemist Nate Allen helped turn an unruly message board into an open platform for in-depth conversations about science. 

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Is PubMed Hurting Scientific Journals?

By Kate Yandell | April 5, 2013

A study concludes that the open access repository is decreasing biomedical journal readership.

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Internalizing the Internet

By Beth Marie Mole | January 23, 2013

Online social networks alter how users see themselves and their world.

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Science Afield

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.

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Google Memory

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 15, 2011

A study reveals that people may rely on the internet to store information rather than their own brains.

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