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Science Communication Is Broken. Let's Fix It.

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Science
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Societies for science still only accept well-established scientists who pay large membership dues. Journals of science are still only distributed to and read by paying subscribers: research institutions and rich scientists. Science communication is outdated.

Journals Accept Paper By Maggie Simpson, Edna Krabappel

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science

Maggie Simpson is known more for her red pacifier than her gray matter. But somehow the youngest member of the fictional "Simpsons" clan had the brain...

Access to Scientific Literature: What to Do When Your Goose Stops Laying Golden Eggs

A. Townsend Peterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
A. Townsend Peterson

After years of being held at the mercy of commercial publishing interests, scientists are beginning to wake up and take steps to recoup the rights to their own work.

Hype Now, Hide Later: No Way to Do Scientific Research

David H. Bailey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

The scientific world is suffering through a rash of examples of the sad consequences of the "hype now, hide later" approach to scientific news.

50 Shades of Grey in Scientific Publication: How Digital Publishing Is Harming Science

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Most people are aware of the devastation of print journalism by the rise of digital media, but most people are oblivious to the consequences the same upheaval is having on scientific publication. There is no science without scholarly publication, and scholarly publication as we know it is dying.

Science Words: Keeping Up

Cheryl B. Frech | Posted 09.29.2012 | Science
Cheryl B. Frech

How do scientists learn about science and keep up with advancements in their discipline? One way is the scientific literature. Once upon a time (cue: eye roll), scientists, from students to lab directors, either went to the library or had personal subscriptions to scientific journals.

From Information to knowledge: Also in Science

Javier Garcia-Martinez | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Javier Garcia-Martinez

There was a time when access to information was the main obstacle to knowledge. The books were kept among those few who could read them and spent most of their time copying old manuscripts instead of creating new original knowledge. Today the problem is just the opposite.