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Universities in New Zealand spent close to US$15 million on subscriptions to just four publishers in 2016, data that was only released following a request to the Ombudsman.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
One of the best ways to shape public policy is for experts to submit detailed, technical information through the public comment process.
In our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content. With the costs rising and access restricted, something's got to give.
How is a scientific article accepted for publication in an academic journal? What is the role of peer reviewers? Where does the system go astray?
Could the real open access please stand up? If more research was published according to true open access principles, we'd see better application of evidence for everyone's benefit.
This inequality needs to be addressed now.
Alfred Nobel didn’t foresee the current era of mega scientific collaboration.
A new study confirms what many already know: Exxon for years sowed uncertainty and doubt about climate change in the public. Should scientists reject certain funding sources?
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein would have bridled under today's research funding bureaucracy. It's time to allow scientists to indulge their curiosity again.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
To conserve Earth's remarkable species, we must also defend the importance of science and scientific integrity.
There are many obstacles to bringing the power of 21st-century technology to the NHS. But that shouldn't stop us trying.
Partly in response to the so-called 'reproducibility crisis' in science, researchers are embracing a set of practices that aim to make the whole endeavor more transparent, more reliable – and better.
Scientists need funding to do their work. But a new study finds turning to industry partners taints perceptions of university research, and including other kinds of partners doesn't really help.
We can overcome the tyranny of inaccessible science hardware by building a movement for equity in science.
This is the second part in a series on how we edit science, looking at hypothesis testing, the problem of p-hacking and how the peer review process works.
Today's robots and artificial intelligence look very different from the androids conceived by Isaac Asimov.
Very few academics do a great deal to share their often important and relevant research with the general public. What's holding them back?