An investigation by The Scientist reveals blatant misuse of open-access articles.
Two journals appear to be involved in plagiarizing scientific articles that have been published elsewhere. In one case, a publisher called Science Reuters—which puts out the journalPharmacologia—listed papers from PLOS journals and elsewhere in the table of contents of numerous issues of its Science Reuters journal. Another publisher, Insight Knowledge, also published parts of papers in Insight Biomedical Science that appeared in PLOS ONE and the African Journal of Biochemistry Research. Researchers whose papers were in Science Reuters’s table of contents say they had no idea their work was being used by the journal.
Jon Snow on reporting from Iran, the future of the TV licence fee, and the Guardian USA.
C4’s Jon Snow was one of the few foreign reporters in Tehran for the recent election and the only UK broadcaster. What conditions was he working under, how did he handle the Iranian authorities and what keeps drawing him back to the country?
The Guardian’s PRISM story has given it a boost in the USA, which reportedly already provides a third of the traffic to its website. Has this increased the viability of its free digital news strategy? Prof Emily Bell of Columbia University is the former director of digital at the Guardian and now on the Scott Trust board and she joins Steve from New York while, in London, Douglas McCabe of Enders Analysis gives his opinion. Also, as NewsCorp splits into 21st Century Fox and a smaller NewsCorp, what is the future of Rupert Murdoch’s printed newspapers in the UK?
And how does the BBC respond to claims that the TV licence fee is anachronistic and increasingly avoided by people only watching catch up? Do the figures back that up and how would enforcement work if more people claim they don’t need a licence yet watch online or on mobiles? Steve puts this to John Tate, the BBC’s director of policy and strategy.
A mathematical examination of the social networks in three mythological narratives reveals a degree of historical reality for each tale.
Archaeological evidence suggests that at least some of the societies and events in such stories did exist. But is there other evidence, lurking perhaps within the ancient texts themselves?
To investigate that question, we turned to a decidedly modern tool: social-network analysis. In a study published in Europhysics Letters, we use a mathematical approach to examine the social networks in three narratives: “The Iliad,” “Beowulf” and the Irish epic “Tain Bo Cuailnge.” If the social networks depicted appeared realistic, we surmised, perhaps they would reflect some degree of historical reality.
Social networks have been widely studied in recent years; researchers have looked at the interconnectedness of groups like actors, musicians and co-authors of scientific texts. These networks share similar properties: they are highly connected, small worlds.
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In a recent post for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson investigates what drives people to read content online. As a writer for a popular news site, it’s of interest to Thompson to find out what people are clicking on and why when navigating through the endless amount of web content…
I read an article I (probably, … certainly) tweeted about some time in last April. It was about EconoU, a sort of spin-off of SimCity only applied to University : in place of a city, you’re in ch…
… ’re in charge of managing a university. I couldn’t summarize it better than Wikipedia : ”… The interest in these games lies in accurate simulation of real-world events using algorithms, as well as the close tying of players’ actions to expected or plausible consequences and outcomes. …”
The portable chargers for wireless devices will rotate among areas in New York City until October.
“We view this as a commitment to being a part of the New York community as a corporate citizen but also as a way for New Yorkers to continue to engage with their technology as they continue to consume more and more data,” said Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T’s New York division.
It is also good for the company’s bottom line. The city has more mobile customers than in any other market, and executives, who have promoted use of their network by providing free wireless in subways and at parks and cultural events, realized there was a need for more frequent charging.
What can I do to improve my body language with some simple, actionable tips? The latest research reveals the best tips to improve your body language easily:
Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains.
I’ve always been incredibly fascinated with body language and how it helps us achieve our goals in life better. The power of body language is probably best described by Amy Cuddy’s famous quote
We often hear how the world as we know it will end, usually through ecological collapse.
The genius of The Limits to Growth was to fuse these worries with fears of running out of stuff. We were doomed, because too many people would consume too much. Even if our ingenuity bought us some time, we would end up killing the planet and ourselves with pollution. The only hope was to stop economic growth itself, cut consumption, recycle, and force people to have fewer children, stabilizing society at a significantly poorer level.
CommentsView/Create comment on this paragraphThat message still resonates today, though it was spectacularly wrong.
Consider recycling, which is often just a feel-good gesture with little environmental benefit and significant cost. Paper, for example, typically comes from sustainable forests, not rainforests. The processing and government subsidies associated with recycling yield lower-quality paper to save a resource that is not threatened.
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