Canada must make science great again

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At Least 400 Science Articles Cite Nonexistent ‘Phantom’ Study

GizmodoNov 15, 2017
Leiden University professor Pieter Kroonenberg found the “phantom reference” in a nonexistent journal while hunting for an article on writing scientific articles, according to a post on the blog Retraction Watch. Middlesex University professor Anne-Wil Harzing dug into the issue and found that the article was …

It’s Gonna Get a Lot Easier to Break Science Journal Paywalls

WIREDDec 3, 2017
Anurag Acharya’s problem was that the Google search bar is very smart, but also kind of dumb. As a Googler working on search 13 years ago, Acharya wanted to make search results encompass scholarly journal articles. A laudable goal, because unlike the open web, most of the raw output of scientific …
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Reading on electronic devices may interfere with science reading …

Medical XpressDec 6, 2017
The research could help both students who need to read science articles, as well as scientists who want to make their information more accessible and readable, said Li, who worked with Jake Follmer, a former doctoral student in educational psychology; Shin-Yi Fang, postdoctoral scholar in psychology; …
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Canada must make science great again

The Conversation CA14 hours ago
Toby Brown does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has … In Trump’s America, science appears to be embarking on a period of wholesale penance because of the conservative, nationalistic exuberance of a few.
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Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere

High Country News4 hours ago
All of these questions, and many more, are being addressed at eight regional Climate Science Centers created during the Obama administration. Their mission is to support scientific research to help public land managers and tribes respond to the multitude of climate change effects underway in national …
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Humans Would Be Cool with Finding Aliens

Live Science20 hours ago
So he turned to the real-world news, analyzing articles dating back to 1967 that looked at discoveries that could potentially have hinted at alien life (including — full disclosure — articles by Live Science’s sister site on a star with irregular brightness cycles that might have signaled extraterrestrial …
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Ohio to Name Winners of up to $12M in Opioid Science Grants

U.S. News & World Report8 hours ago
The awards are part of Ohio’s two-pronged strategy to drive innovative research and development in opioid and addiction science. The second element is an $8 million innovation challenge modeled after the Head Health competition launched by the NFL, Under Armour and GE to address traumatic brain …
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What would happen if all Americans went vegan?

Science MagazineNov 13, 2017
Consider the hamburger. Producing this staple of the U.S. diet takes 25 kilograms of animal feed, 25 square meters of land, and about 220 liters of water—all for four patties. Statistics like those have persuaded some scientists and environmental activists that eating less meat could have a big impact on …
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In a first, Galileo’s gravity experiment is re-created in space

Science NewsDec 4, 2017
Share Article. Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter. Twitter. Facebook. Facebook. Reddit. Reddit. Google+. Google+. satellite illustration. FREE-FALLIN’ Scientistscompared the acceleration of two objects in free fall in a satellite orbiting 710 kilometers above Earth (illustrated). (c) CNES/Virtual-IT 2017. Email.
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Scientists want in on humanity’s next big space station

Nature.comDec 5, 2017
As the world’s leading spacefaring nations plan for their next big outpost in space — a successor to the International Space Station — scientists are drafting a wish list of experiments for the most remote human laboratory ever built. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are hosting meetings to …

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