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The Stuff of Nightmares
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Island Disease
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2012
People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.
Bring On the Transparency Index
Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | Aug 1, 2012
Grading journals on how well they share information with readers will help deliver accountability to an industry that often lacks it.
Predatory Publishing
Jeffrey Beall | Aug 1, 2012
Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
August 2012's selection of notable quotes
Opinion: Scientistsā€™ Intuitive Failures
Matthew C. Nisbet and Dietram A. Scheufele | Jul 23, 2012
Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.
EU Promotes Collaboration
Jef Akst | Jul 18, 2012
Research and funding organizations pledge to support a new system to support cross-border collaboration within the European Union.
UK Pushes Open Access
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2012
Starting in April 2013, research supported by the United Kingdom government must be made freely available within 6 months of publication.
Another Victim of Suspicious Data
Jef Akst | Jul 13, 2012
The researcher who raised questions about the studies by social psychologist Dirk Smeesters flags dodgy data from another scientist.
Last Chance for 2012 Salary Survey
The Scientist Staff | Jul 10, 2012
The Scientist has extended the deadline for our survey for another week. Take 5 minutes to help us determine the most current salary data for life scientists.