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Scientists researching the new coronavirus are bypassing traditional medical journals to publish their findings more quickly online.
The virus doesn’t follow the news and doesn’t care about Twitter. This article proposes that reporting should distinguish between at least three levels of information reliability.
Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.
People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it's a beacon of so much that's right.
Rows over eugenics reveal how difficult it is to 'decouple' controversial concepts in our heads.
Science was a place I ultimately left, not so much because I wanted to, but because I had to.
DNA testing companies are starting to profit from selling our data on to big pharma. Perhaps they should be paying us, says science writer Laura Spinney.
How can science–society relations be better understood, evaluated, and improved by focusing on the organizations that typically interact in a specific domain of research.
Swiss government orders inquiry after revelations Crypto AG was owned and operated by US and German intelligence.
Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of "outsiders" ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably high salaries that tenured positions entail.
Farmers could increase their revenues by increasing biodiversity on their land according to interdisciplinary research in Switzerland and Germany.
Ashmita Das describes the ethos of her freelance-research platform, Kolabtree.
Dr. Li Wenliang issued a warning about a strange new virus. Then the authorities summoned him for questioning.
Academics say case of Dr Asiya Islam, turned down after 10 years in UK, gives the lie to assurances Britain is open to experts.
A mean and aggressive research working culture threatens the public's respect for scientists and their expertise, says Gail Cardew.
New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works-and where it fails.
The Iowa caucus debacle proved that a 21st-century election requires 19th-century technology.
Read this complete guide to learn everything you need to know about the importance of academic research.
Craig Cormick explains how scientists can get their arguments across to members of the public.
Just 10 days after it was first reported, scientists released the genetic sequence of the coronavirus. The freely available data unleashed a massive collaborative research effort.
Campaigners have argued for open access to scientific research since the dawn of the internet - so why is it taking so long?
Without human insights, data and the hard sciences will not meet the challenges of the next decade.
We're calling on librarians around the world to help make Wikipedia stronger than ever, in a world that needs reliable information more t…
Thirty Meter Telescope controversy is forcing scientists to grapple with how their research affects Indigenous peoples.
It's hard to know just how many scientists have turned to activism in the last few years. But many researchers say they've noticed a change.
As I do every year, I picked my ten favorite visualization projects. Here they are in no particular order.
An increasingly popular tactic challenges conventional wisdom on the spread of electoral disinformation: the creation of partisan outlets masquerading as local news organizations.
American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there's a better way.
Scientists use big data to understand what separates winners from losers
When it comes to race, "It's always like 'O.K., but now we're going to start the lesson on peas,''' a biology teacher said. A study will test a new approach.