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As Silicon Valley fights for talent, universities struggle to hold on to their stars
Move over, Alfred... Yuri Milner, a technology billionaire, wants to turn scientists into celebrities.
Scientific publications are getting more and more names attached to them
Bylines on scientific papers are multiplying, but this doesn't reflect more science being done
A court case may define the limits of anonymous scientific criticism
Half of clinical trials do not have their results published. Those behind the TrialsTracker, a web tool created by the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab, at Oxford University, hope to change this.
Poor scientific methods may be hereditary.
Spreadsheets are playing havoc with scientists
A scientific study of the importance of diagrams to science
A study on neuroscience casts doubt on established results.
Fraud, bureaucracy and an obsession with quantity over quality still hold Chinese science back
A geeky prime minister wants to make the country more inventive.
Billionaires are funding lots of grandiose plans. Welcome their ambition
Too many medical trials move their goalposts halfway through. A new initiative aims to change that
Professors’ unprofessional programs have created a new profession.
Big-name scientists may end up stifling progress in their fields
Scientific data might be filled with important things waiting to be discovered.
Old-fashioned ways of reporting new discoveries are holding back medical research. Some scientists are pushing for change
A growing number of European students are opting to pay for their education
Crises of infectious diseases are becoming more common. The world should be better prepared
The era of predictable improvement in computer hardware is ending. What comes next?
Mobile health apps are becoming more capable and potentially rather useful
A new forum hopes to bring Africa’s scientific researchers together
The contest is another milestone in AI as Lee Sedol, Go's best player, is defeated again
The fashion for making employees collaborate has gone too far.
Reproducibility should be at science’s heart. It isn’t. But that may soon change.
At first glance the patriarchy appears to be thriving. Yet there is plenty of cause for concern. Men cluster at the bottom as well as the top.
Poor countries often complain that their best minds are draining away—and for the most part they are right. The poorer the country, the larger the proportion of inventors who push off.
Today’s patent regime operates in the name of progress. Instead, it sets innovation back. Time to fix it.