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Scientists Are Opting for Remote Postdoc Positions
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Technology and family constraints are making the “ghostdoc” more popular, but the setup is not without costs, researchers say.
Staff | Mar 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 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.
Romeo the Frog
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 14, 2018
When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
Q&A: Inside r/Science, the Internet’s Liveliest Scientific Forum
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 30, 2016
Four years ago, chemist Nate Allen helped turn an unruly message board into an open platform for in-depth conversations about science.
Is PubMed Hurting Scientific Journals?
Kate Yandell | Apr 5, 2013
A study concludes that the open access repository is decreasing biomedical journal readership.
Internalizing the Internet
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 23, 2013
Online social networks alter how users see themselves and their world.
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 15, 2011
A study reveals that people may rely on the internet to store information rather than their own brains.