2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year

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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.comDec. 18, 2017
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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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 …
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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.

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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CRISPR gene editing moved into new territory in 2017

Science NewsDec. 13, 2017
Share Article. Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter. Twitter. Facebook. Facebook. Reddit. Reddit. Google+. Google+. single cell embryo. HUMAN DEBUT In the last year, research teams have announced CRISPR gene editing in viable human embryos (single-cell embryo shown). Claude Cortier/Science Source.
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Restore State Department Science Capacity, Expert Urges

Eos22 hours ago
Former State Department science adviser highlights value of science diplomacy and raises concerns about the department’s direction. Vaughan Turekian gave a 14 December keynote address AGU’s 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Vaughan Turekian emphasized the value of having a robust science …

IT Science Case Study: How Chef Cooked Up Better Security

eWeek12 hours ago
This is the latest article in a new occasional feature series in eWEEK called IT Science, in which we look at what really happens at the intersection of new-gen IT and legacy systems. Unless it’s brand new and right off various assembly lines, servers, storage and networking inside every IT system can be …
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This new dinosaur species was one odd duck

Science NewsDec. 6, 2017
I doubt it since you seem to be using the language of the article rather than the actual study linked in the citations section, and seem to be unaware of the fact that this fossil underwent several tests using X-ray machinery specifically to ensure that it’s a real fossil and not an Archaeoraptor chimera. (And as an …
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After firestorm, CDC director says terms like “science-based” are not …

Ars TechnicaDec. 18, 2017
“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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