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2012-12-11 15:14:54

Increased competition for academic positions may disproportionately disadvantage young women scientists One common idea about why there are fewer women professors in the sciences than men is that women are less willing to work the long hours needed to succeed. Writing in the January Issue of BioScience, Shelley Adamo of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, rejects this argument. She points out that women physicians work longer hours than most scientists, under arguably more stressful...

Experts Seek Retraction Of Monsanto Study
2012-12-02 09:02:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online European food safety officials have condemned a controversial study that suggested genetically modified vegetables caused tumors in rats and some advocates are calling upon the publishers of the journal in which it appeared to issue a formal retraction. The paper in question was written by University of Caen researcher Gilles-Eric Seralini and suggested that rodents developed tumors and suffered from multiple organ failure...

2012-11-15 11:19:50

An ebook of 18 articles make the case for a radical change in scientific peer review and publishing In an editorial accompanying an ebook titled "Beyond open access: visions for open evaluation of scientific papers by post-publication peer review," Nikolaus Kriegeskorte argues that scientists, not publishers, are in the best position to develop a fair evaluation process for scientific papers. The ebook, published today in Frontiers, compiles 18 peer-reviewed articles that lay out detailed...

Fraud, Not Errors, Account For Large Percentage Of Retractions In Scientific Papers
2012-10-02 10:32:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study finds that fraud in scientific research is growing at a troubling rate, with an average of 300 papers per year being retracted for some form of scientific misconduct. It had been generally perceived that most peer-reviewed medical, biological and scientific papers retracted have been done so due to unintentional errors. However, authors conducting the largest-ever study of retractions, have found that the percentage of...

2012-08-15 23:01:29

Neurofibromatosis advocates Mark Bornfeld, Catriona Miller, and Sheila Heal recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. They were nominated for participation in the program by Advocure NF2. As a consumer reviewer, they are full voting members, along with prominent scientists, at meetings to help determine how the $12.8 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year...

2012-07-17 10:12:42

BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine is pleased to be able to add scientific rigour to the debate about open access research, by publishing an article which compares the scientific impact of open access with traditional subscription publishing and has found that both of these publishing business models produce high quality peer reviewed articles. The debate about who should pay for scientific publishing is of continuing importance to the scientific community but also to the...

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2012-07-16 21:06:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The online paywalls erected by scientific journal publishers, who maintain healthy profit margins, may soon come crashing down. The first crack in publishers´ pricey barriers came with a set of new proposals issued today by the U.K.  government. An announcement made by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts outlined the government´s plan to adopt a number of recommendations from a report earlier this...


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PLoS Medicine
2012-05-17 15:12:48

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in October 2004. It is the second journal of the Public Library of Sciences, which publishes open-access material. All material in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons license. To fund the journal, the publication’s business model requires that authors pay publication costs. PLoS Medicine provides an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human health worldwide. It...

PLoS ONE
2012-04-30 14:56:25

PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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