News tagged with academics

Appraising the peer-review process

Most academic papers today are published only after some academic peers have had a chance to review the merits and limitations of the work. This seems like a good idea, but there is a growing movement that ...

Jun 02, 2014 3.9 / 5 (11) 24

Rewarding inventions and inventors

"Would Thomas Edison Receive Tenure?" This was the provocative title for a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an organization founded in 2010 in partnership with ...

May 22, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Garage scientists benefit society

The hobbyists who conduct biology in their garage are not a threat to society, according to a recent report published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. They aren't developing a new ...

Dec 10, 2013 not rated yet 0