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Understanding What Makes a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
Researchers at the Rare Genomics Institute look at how families finance the cost of diagnostic exome sequencing.
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.
Helping Scientists Spread Their Research
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 1, 2016
A platform called Kudos helps users disseminate—and explain—their publications for free.
Pleasure To Smell You
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2015
People tend to sniff their mitts after shaking hands with someone of the same sex, suggesting that the traditional greeting may transmit chemosensory signals.
Chimp Culture Caught on Camera
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2014
Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.
Chris Palmer | Aug 5, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Building a Better Network
Jef Akst | Apr 23, 2013
NIH Director Francis Collins and colleagues announce plans to create a health-care research network to connect patients, doctors, and clinical researchers.
Internalizing the Internet
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 23, 2013
Online social networks alter how users see themselves and their world.
The Ultimate Social Data
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 26, 2012
Facebook is considering allowing scientists to evaluate its user data without breaching its privacy policies.
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2012
Consciousness, The Social Conquest of Earth, How Not to Be Eaten,
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms