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Researchers Push For Open Access For Scientific Journals
2012-06-19 14:48:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Back in April, a frustrated U.K. mathematician let forth a litany of criticisms on his blog about the scientific journal publisher Elsevier and it sparked a movement – the Academic Spring. Cambridge University professor Tim Gowers said he and his colleagues should no longer be chained to the oppressive regime of private publishing companies who erect large paywalls and use strong-arm negotiating tactics to keep research papers, which are often publicly...

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2007-01-07 16:16:16

SORT, Spain -- He's known across Spain for giving out loads of cash and having a sidekick who travels by broom. And soon he hopes to rack up another claim to fame: becoming a space tourist. Lottery vendor Xavier Gabriel does carry an air of magic about him. As the man behind the country's winningest lottery shop, nicknamed the Bruixa d'Or (Golden Witch), Gabriel has sold tickets that have won more than $1.14 billion since 1992. Perhaps it helps that his shop is in Sort, which means luck in...

2006-05-11 09:06:12

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A top Kremlin aide said on Thursday that reported moves by the United States to equip some strategic rockets with non-nuclear warheads were "irresponsible" and "extraordinarily dangerous" for Russia. Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Sobyanin echoed comments made by President Vladimir Putin in a keynote speech on Wednesday in which the Russian leader expressed disquiet at the Pentagon plans and suggested new disarmament talks. "Imagine a rocket that can be fired from a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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