Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though …

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Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though …

Science News (blog)Feb. 5, 2018
But scientists are browsing Wikipedia just like everyone else. A recent analysis found that Wikipedia stays up-to-date on the latest research — and vocabulary from those Wikipedia articles finds its way into scientific papers. The results don’t just reveal the Wiki-habits of the ivory tower. They also show that …
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Japanese researchers say science-budget hike isn’t enough

Nature.com22 hours ago
Each year Japan’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) compiles the country’s total science spending, following the release of individual ministry budgets by the finance ministry in December. The year’s boost of 250.4 billion yen comes after minimal growth in the science budget since the …
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A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report

New York Times17 hours ago
Scientists have developed a brain implant that noticeably boosted memory in its first serious test run, perhaps offering a promising new strategy to treat dementia, traumatic brain injuries and other conditions that damage memory. The device works like a pacemaker, sending electrical pulses to aid the brain …
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Uncovering the science behind ‘sound body, sound mind’

Medical News Today3 hours ago
Even before science understood why, carrying out physical activity was already considered useful in reducing depressive symptoms for some people. In 2014, for the first time, a group of researchers from the Karolinska Institutet described exactly how exercise might benefit the brain. The Swedish team …
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India’s science and technology funding raised marginally

Chemical & Engineering News20 hours ago
The government also announced a Prime Minister’s Research Fellows program for 1,000 undergraduate engineering students to pursue doctorates in premier institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science. The aim of the program is to retain the students in academia.
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Gender bias goes away when grant reviewers focus on the science

Nature.comJan. 26, 2018
They came out of a 2014 decision by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to phase out conventional grant programmes, in which reviewers evaluated both the science and the investigator. Instead, the CIHR started one programme that focused its evaluation on the applicants and another that …
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Science behind bars: How a Turkish physicist wrote research papers …

Nature.comJan. 30, 2018
Thousands of academics in Turkish universities stand accused of either having supported terrorism or the attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in July 2016. Theoretical physicist Ali Kaya is one of them. He was arrested three months after the failed coup and held for more than a year …
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Somewhere in the brain is a storage device for memories

Science NewsJan. 24, 2018
These outlandish experiments aimed to answer a question that had been needling scientists for decades: What is the physical basis of memory? Somehow, memories get etched into cells, forming a physical trace that researchers call an “engram.” But the nature of these stable, specific imprints is a mystery.
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China declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles

Nature.comJan. 19, 2018
For the first time, China has overtaken the United States in terms of the total number of science publications, according to statistics compiled by the US National ScienceFoundation (NSF). The agency’s report, released on 18 January, documents the United States’ increasing competition from China and …

Highlands senior honored at science competition

Tribune-Review13 hours ago
A Highlands High School senior won a first-place award at the 84th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition this past weekend at Duquesne University. Senior Renee Cebula took first place in physics for her research project, “Do Helmets Really Reduce Concussions?” Applying …

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