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Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

Science's Top Papers: The Tools of the Trade

Christopher King | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Christopher King

For scientists and scholars toiling at their research and publishing their findings, the most immediate reward from the scientific community is a citation, when fellow researchers read their work and include it among the footnotes of a newly published paper.

The Science Citation Index: A Transformative Information Resource Turns 50

Christopher King | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Christopher King

In an age when all the world's knowledge seems to be at one's fingertips, it might be difficult to envision a bygone era when retrieving information meant a slow, laborious, manual slog through printed materials. For scientists and scholars in the 1950s, the task was especially arduous.

Deputize Me, Please!

Myra Demeter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

The city of Shaoyang in China has it right! They capitalized on the fact that they had a considerable population of elderly citizens with free time. They authorized these seniors to give tickets for minor violations and offered a financial incentive -- seniors may keep 80% of the fines.