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SciDetect discovers fake scientific papers
After intensive collaboration with Dr. Cyril Labbé from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, Springer announces the release of SciDetect, a new software program that automatically checks for fake scientific papers. ...
Biomechanical research puts spotlight on illegal sporting techniques
Cricketers sidelined for illegal bowling action can return to the pitch without losing their spin rate according to a new study by biomechanics experts at the University of Sydney.
Best of Last Week – First photo of light as particle/wave, the dark side of cosmology and a hormone that mimics exercise
Schwarzenegger pushes Congress to save after-school funding
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling on Congress to preserve federal funding for after-school programs in a proposed reauthorization of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law.
Professors expose the 'uncomfortably common' practice of coercive citation
In today's highly competitive world, everyone wants to get ahead. But at what cost? That's the question Dr. Eric Fong, associate professor of management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), had ...
Research infrastructure cuts would hit northen Australia hard
We live in a world where big data fuels a knowledge economy. In this world, innovative new tools for gathering, analysing and sharing information are crucial for continued economic growth and social prospe ...
Canadian disability pioneer Vanier wins Templeton Prize
Jean Vanier, who founded a pioneering global network of residential communities for people with and without mental disabilities, on Wednesday won the 2015 Templeton Prize, which honours "entrepreneurs of the spirit".
Study investigates conflict of interest in biomedical research proposals
New research from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) found that peer review managers play an important role in identifying potential conflicts of interest (COI) in biomedical research grant peer reviews. ...
Thomas Edison's 'lost' idea: A device to hear the dead
One of Thomas Edison's little-known ambitions was to build a device to hear the voices of the dead, according to a nearly lost chapter of the inventor's memoirs which is being republished in France this week.
Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66
Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66.
Research infrastructure cuts harm science, the economy and the nation
The sorry saga that is funding for Australia's most crucial national research infrastructure has dragged on for too many years. It is now at crisis point. ...
Nimoy inspired generations of sci-fi fans
For generations who've grown up on science fiction, not loving Leonard Nimoy was—as his Mr. Spock might say—highly illogical.