PLOS ONE, J. P. GIBBS
Selected stories from The Scientist’s reading list:
- Nature dug through Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Google Scholar data to examine the top 100 most-cited research papers of all time. At the very top of the list? Two life science-related methods papers—one from 1970, the other from 1951.
- The number of infectious disease outbreaks among humans has risen four-fold since 1980, New Scientist reported in its coverage of a Journal of the Royal Society Interface paper published this week (October 29).
- The Española Island population of critically endangered Galapagos giant tortoises (Chelonoidis hoodensis)—which, because of woody and herbaceous plants induced by feral goats were blocked from cacti, a critical food resource—dropped to just 15 individuals in 1960. But thanks to a successful population...
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