Can anyone be a journalist? Researcher examines citizen journalism
A new article detailing the relationship of two U.S. Supreme Court cases and how they work together to uphold freedom of expression has been published in the Georgia Law Review by William E. Lee, professor of journalism in ...
The dark side of research – when chasing prestige becomes the prize
I love my job. I'm trying to understand how plants build themselves out of thin air. It's exciting, it's creative, it's beautiful and on top of all that it's important and useful. I like working with other ...
Scientist's Nobel medal fetches $4.75 mn at auction
The Nobel Prize medal of celebrated American geneticist James Watson sold for $4.75 million in just minutes at auction on Thursday in New York.
Canada scientists bargain for right to speak out
A union representing 15,000 Canadian government scientists said Wednesday their right to speak publicly about their work regardless of what they discover should be addressed in contract negotiations.
Scientists concerned that culture of research can hinder scientific endeavor
Aspects of the culture of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can encourage poor research practices and hinder the production of high quality science, according to scientists who took part in a project exploring ...
About 100 brains missing from University of Texas
The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains - about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde.
Some can jump research paper paywall thanks to Nature group
Rare treasure made by Elizabethan mapmaker goes on display in Manchester
A unique 17th century map of Lancashire recently found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been placed on public display for the first time.
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Domino's square pizza is value for money – with the right toppings
Consider a standard pizza box containing a standard circular pizza. How much more would you be willing to pay for a square pizza that filled the box?
New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher
A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher's extraordinary ...
Rare early shakespeare compilation found in small French library
A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of a small town in northern France, a librarian said Tuesday.
Bitter coffee today? Try changing the colour of your cup
In Australia, around a billion cups of coffee a year are consumed in cafés, restaurants and other outlets. Even Britain, a nation famous for its fondness for tea, has in recent years seen a dramatic ris ...
James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned
Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 ...