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He has long been a thorn in scientists’ sides. Today, Latour wants to help rebuild trust in science.
Analyses on the Microsoft Academic Graph to understand the changing nature of science over the course of the last century.
In 1991, an electronic system through which interested parties could access non-peer-reviewed physics papers was launched by Paul Ginsparg at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Transparency is back in vogue.
Parallels in science denialism: Soviet Union led by Stalin and US government led by Trump.
Scientific abstracts have become less readable over the past 130 years, in part because recent texts include more general scientific jargon than older texts.
It took a polymath to pin down the true nature of ‘information’. His answer was both a revelation and a return.
Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.
The correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1954, was found by an academic in a storeroom at the University of Manchester.
In an excerpt from her book "Making Sense of Science," Cornelia Dean of The New York Times shares hard-won insights in teasing out substance from hype.
A historian recounts the National Institutes of Health's 1960s pilot test of exchanging unreviewed manuscripts, and how publishers killed it.
Mapping research funding in Switzerland
The pipeline of women pursuing mathematics and physics is still dreadfully leaky.
Humanity might have saved itself a lot of trouble in the long run by investing in the Einstein-Szilard approach to cooling water with fire.
From declining royal honour to refusing to sit for a portrait, correspondences show co-discoverer of evolutionary theory avoiding publicity.
His nuclear research helped a judge determine that former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko had been assassinated – likely on Putin’s orders.
Louis Pasteur was a scientific giant of the nineteenth century, but, as Joseph Gal asks, was his most famouscontribution to the understanding of chemistry — chirality — influenced more by his artistic talents?
Learned societies used to be seen as the guardians of academic prestige. They should act on that moral authority and reclaim their oversight of peer review, says Aileen Fyfe
A history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research.
The imprimatur bestowed by peer review has a history that is both shorter and more complex than many scientists realize.