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UK Going Open Access
Bob Grant | May 3, 2012
The United Kingdom government hatches a plan to provide free public access to government-funded research.
It’s Raining Mice
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
A new brown tree snake control strategy takes to the skies as scientists scatter toxic rodents over Guam’s forest canopy.
Pigeon GPS Identified
Megan Scudellari | Apr 26, 2012
A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Cleansing Chinese Publishing
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 26, 2012
The country vows to curb misconduct in scholarly publishing.
Dangers of Disclosure
Ruth Williams | Apr 25, 2012
suggest that merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive.
Publish H5N1 Papers, Says US Gov’t
Jef Akst | Apr 23, 2012
The NIH agrees with the government advisory board’s recommendation to publish both controversial bird flu studies in full.
Melting Ice Releases Ancient Microbes
Megan Scudellari | Apr 19, 2012
Living cells escaping from Antarctic glaciers could speed global warming and affect marine life.
Spotted: Emperor Penguins
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 17, 2012
Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.
Spotting a Giraffe's Age
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 11, 2012
A giraffe’s spots can give away its years.
Insect Battles, Big and Small
Megan Scudellari | Apr 10, 2012
Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.