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2017 in news: The science events that shaped the year

Nature.comDec. 18, 2017
This year marked the start of a new era in astronomy: one in which scientists can study celestial phenomena through the radiation they emit and the ripples they create in space-time. On 16 October, researchers revealed the first observations of the collision of two neutron stars. This confirmed detailed …
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Could Bitcoin technology help science?

Nature.com19 hours ago
The much-hyped technology behind Bitcoin, known as blockchain, has intoxicated investors around the world and is now making tentative inroads into science, spurred by broad promises that it can transform key elements of the research enterprise. Supporters say that it could enhance reproducibility and …
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The science that’s never been cited

Nature.comDec. 13, 2017
Many scientists harbour false impressions about uncited research — both its extent and its impact on scholarship. One widely repeated estimate, reported in a controversial article in Science in 1990, suggests that more than half of all academic articles remain uncited five years after their publication.
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2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year

Nature.comDec. 18, 2017
The spectacular total solar eclipse that swept the United States dominated headlines as it delighted scientists and the public alike in August 2017 (the composite image above shows the event’s progression as seen from Perryville, Missouri). The year also brought innovations in spaceflight and surprising …

How to find free science articles for your MPA

MPA NewsDec. 13, 2017
Instead of simply searching for science on Google, search Google Scholar. Google Scholar does a better job of finding free versions of journal articles. If a free PDF version of an article is available, a link to it will appear to the right of each search result in Google Scholar. If you find an interesting paper but it …
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The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017

The ScientistDec. 15, 2017
Each year, amidst the technological breakthroughs and pioneering research studies that emerge from the scientific community, a few bad eggs warrant headlines of their own. Below is The Scientist’s roundup of some of the most scandalous happenings in the life science over the past 12 months.
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Science visualized: the year’s best infographics

Nature.com4 hours ago
Marine monsters Ancient aquatic reptiles called ichthyosaurs ruled the seas for much of the Mesozoic era, when dinosaurs reigned. These marine creatures evolved from land-dwelling reptiles and quickly diversified in the early Triassic period into a vast variety of agile swimmers, including some that were …
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After firestorm, CDC director says terms like “science-based” are not …

Ars Technica20 hours ago
“It’s absurd and Orwellian, it’s stupid and Orwellian, but they are not saying to not use the words in reports or articles or scientific publications or anything else the CDC does. They’re saying not to use it in your request for money because it will hurt you. It’s not about censoring what CDC can say to the …
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Achieving sustainable resource use attainable through science of …

Science Daily15 hours ago
It is detailed in a series of articles recently published in a special issue of the journal Sustainability Science. … The new research detailed in Sustainability Scienceexamines cases of environmental management from around the world to discover common patterns that help cooperation and sustainable …
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Nest of Endangered Giant Softshell Turtle Found in Cambodia

U.S. News & World Report6 hours ago
Meanwhile, the WWF issued a statement Tuesday saying that some 115 new species in the Greater Mekong region had been discovered by scientists. It said that scientists from around the world conducted research in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and discovered 11 species of …

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