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<em>Oncotarget</em> Journal Cut from Medline
Oncotarget Journal Cut from Medline
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 26, 2017
New papers from a cancer journal once named as a possibly predatory publication will no longer appear in the widely used research database.
On Science and Hip Hop: Q&A with the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA
On Science and Hip Hop: Q&A with the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA
Aggie Mika | Oct 13, 2017
The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy
Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy
Diana Kwon | Sep 27, 2017
After Sunday’s federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.
Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.
Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2017
The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Sep 19, 2017
The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2017
Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency
Aggie Mika | Sep 6, 2017
Buyouts offered to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency employees prompted the surge in departures. 
EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants
EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants
Aggie Mika | Sep 6, 2017
An aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency’s awards.
Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2017
The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.