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- The Social Notwork: Ownership, Copyright and Challenging the Status Quo
- The humble beginnings of peer review alternatives: Stevan Hanard and Open Peer Commentary
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- Open Access: interview with Professor Peter Suber
- Shedding light on black holes
- The brain at work: Spotting half-hidden objects September 19, 2017The human and non-human primate brain is remarkable in recognizing partially hidden objects. A study, conducted during a shape recognition task, shows as more of the shape is hidden, a brain area involved in cognition starts to sends signals to the visual cortex. The findings make the scientists wonder if this communication between different brain areas migh […]
- Supercontinuum lasers can lead to better bread and beer September 19, 2017Researchers from the Department of Food Science (FOOD) at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark are the first in the world to have analysed whole grains with long near-infrared wavelengths using a new type of light source, the supercontinuum laser. The research has significance for our knowledge of food ingredients and may, for example, eventually lead to […]
- Comprehensive meta-analysis affirms cranberries' role in promoting a healthy urinary tract September 19, 2017A thorough review of dozens of studies led scientists to conclude that healthcare professionals should be telling their patients to have cranberry products as a first step in reducing recurrent UTIs.
- New model may help science overcome the brain's fortress-like barrier September 19, 2017Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.
- 5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics September 19, 2017Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Together, these data demonstrate impr […]
- Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety September 19, 2017Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth -- particularly when a real disaster strikes. Yet, in space, similarly small fluctuations in the solar wind as it streams toward the Earth's magnetic shield actually can affect t […]
- Researchers document changes in teenage parenthood September 19, 2017The US birth rate hasn't changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research.
- Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals September 19, 2017Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become "conflict minerals" which can promote conflicts and oppression. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can […]
- Why aren't house sparrows as big as geese? September 19, 2017A group of researchers spent twelve seasons making some house sparrows bigger and others smaller. Their experiment showed how evolution works to match size to an organism's environment.
- Victimization of transgender youths linked to suicidal thoughts, substance abuse September 19, 2017In two peer-reviewed papers, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as the general population, and they are up to four times as likely to engage in substance use.
- The brain at work: Spotting half-hidden objects September 19, 2017