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A Peer Review Revolution?

By Jef Akst | January 24, 2012

A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.

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JSTOR For Free

By Edyta Zielinska | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.

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Britain Announces New University

By Jef Akst | January 5, 2012

The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.

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Behavior Brief

By Jef Akst | January 4, 2012

A roundup of recent discoveries in behavior research

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In Chapter 8, "Pirates at the Picnic," author Marlene Zuk considers the wisdom of describing the behavior of ants in human terms

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Chemist Charged After Researcher’s Death

By Jef Akst | January 3, 2012

A laboratory head faces criminal charges after one of his researchers died in a lab fire in 2008.

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Capsule Reviews

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2012

Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed

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Roanoke Revisited

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2012

In July 1587, a British colonist named John White accompanied 117 people to settle a small island sheltered within the barrier islands of what would become North Carolina’s Outer Banks. 

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Anthropomorphism: A Peculiar Institution

By Marlene Zuk | January 1, 2012

Should we rethink the parallel drawn between “slave-making” ants and human slavery, and other such oversimplifications of animal behavior?

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Lost Colony DNA

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2012

Genotyping could answer a centuries-old mystery about a vanished group of British settlers.

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