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Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars
Diana Kwon | Nov 30, 2017
High levels of radiation, among other health risks, challenge the future colonization of the Red Planet.
A Growing Open Access Toolbox
Diana Kwon | Nov 28, 2017
Legal methods to retrieve paywalled articles for free are on the rise, but better self-archiving practices could help improve accessibility.
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Nov 27, 2017
Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.
Editors Claim Censorship at a Public Health Journal
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2017
The editorial board at the
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
accuses its publisher of promoting corporate interests.
Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017
Catherine Offord | Nov 15, 2017
China shows the biggest increase of any country in the number of scientists listed since last year, while cancer genomics emerges as one of the more dominant fields.
ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles
Catherine Offord | Nov 9, 2017
The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.
Gender Disparity in Science Publishing Among PhD Students
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 9, 2017
A new survey finds a consistent gap between men and women across numerous fields of science.
Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2017
The authors of two new studies on the payments suggest stricter guidelines are needed.
American Chemical Society Wins Lawsuit Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Nov 7, 2017
A US judge issues a broad injunction that allows the society to demand that technology companies actively associated with the site block access to it.
Mass Resignation from
’s Editorial Board
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017
Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.