Nature journal to begin offering double-blind peer review
Best of Last Week: Big Bang singularity, unlocking Earth's inner core and another problem with antibiotics
Best of Last Week – new look at Schrodinger's cat, a large floating wind turbine and why red wine might help memory
Best of Last Week – Popper's experiment realized again, unboiling eggs and the connection between Craigslist and HIV
Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout
A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your 'braains' from the 'undead.'
How music listening programmes can be easily fooled
For well over two decades, researchers have sought to build music listening software that can address the deluge of music growing faster than our Spotify-spoilt appetites. From software that can tell you ...
Forensics exhibition shows how science can make dead speak
(AP)—For all of us, death is the end. For forensic scientists, it's also a beginning.
Seven myths about scientists debunked
As scientific researchers, we are often surprised by some of the assumptions made about us by those outside our profession. So we put together a list of common myths we and our colleagues have heard anecdotally ...
Library followers tweet a love-inspired chaotic poem
A new chaotic poem about love, created by Twitter followers, is on display from tomorrow (Friday 13 February) at The John Rylands Library in central Manchester.
Taking the long view of universities and their unique research role
Increasing university-industry collaboration and boosting the commercial return from research is currently under review by the Australian government. ...
Israel gives $1 million honor to Wikipedia founder, five others
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is among the winners of this year's Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.
Tackling unethical authorship deals on scientific publications
The research excellence of academics is often measured by the quantity and quality of their scholarly publications. But how do we know that all authors listed on a publication have actually been involved ...
Bribery 'hits 1.6 billion people a year'
A total of 1.6 billion people worldwide – nearly a quarter of the global population – are forced to pay bribes to gain access to everyday public services, according to a new book by academics at the Universities of Birmingham ...
Transport trends depend on walkability to neighbourhood destinations
Data collated over seven years from the RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) study supports evidence that neighbourhood walkability (how easy it is to walk around your neighbourhood) is an important determina ...