Digital Journal’s top science articles of the year

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Digital Journal’s top science articles of the year

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One of the most popular science articles during 2017 looked into nuclear fusion – the ideal of low cost, clean energy. In a significant development a collaboration between Rice University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chile scientists reported on how atoms can be …
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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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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 above image of the Moon transiting across the Sun was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft in the extreme ultraviolet spectrum).
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The science that’s never been cited

Nature.comDec. 14, 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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These 2017 discoveries could be big news, if they turn out to be true

Science NewsDec. 21, 2017
RUMOR HAS IT Researchers stirred up controversy this year by claiming that a skeleton discovered in a Swedish grave (excavation illustrated above) belonged to a Viking woman warrior. Other potentially big scientific discoveries also generated buzz — and disagreement — in 2017. EVALD HANSEN, C.
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ACSH’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2017

American Council on Science and HealthDec. 21, 2017
We’ve been hard at work this year informing you of the latest developments in biomedical science, debunking junk science and bogus health claims, and explaining the science behind the headlines. In case you missed them, or if you’d simply like a reminder of the year that has just passed, here are the 10 …
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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 …

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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Chile election reignites tussle over science policy

Nature.com20 hours ago
Chile’s new President-elect Sebastián Piñera is poised to reshape science policy in the country. His plans to forge closer ties among science, education and industry have sparked enthusiasm from scientists who hope the plan will bolster support for their work — but also concern about possible changes in …
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HG Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is …

The Conversation USDec. 21, 2017
Richard Gunderman does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and … Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and …

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