Botanists suggest Voynich illustrations similar to plants in Mexico
Across 160 years, Darwin speaks: Letter sheds light on murky part of the naturalist's life
While in Houghton Library, sorting through stacks of old manuscripts and letters from the great naturalist Charles Darwin, history of science graduate student Myrna Perez and lecturer Alistair Sponsel stumbled across something ...
Researcher Uses DNA Testing to Unlock Secrets of Medieval Manuscripts
Ancient manuscripts that hold important clues to Indias intellectual and religious traditions will be the focus of a new study.
Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories
These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.
To publish or not to publish? That is the question
For more than 50 years medical research has been vetted through the peer-review process overseen by medical journal editors who assign reviewers to determine whether work merits publication. A study published in PLoS One invest ...
Prague gets hold of modern genetics founder Mendel's papers
Germany has handed to the Czech Republic a manuscript of Johann Gregor Mendel, founder of modern genetics, on his plant hybridization experiments, the Czech foreign minister said Thursday.
UCLA team creates virtual library of medieval manuscripts
Google "Edward the Confessor" and you'll get page after page of links to biographies of this 11th-century English king, to Westminster Abbey, which he founded and where he is buried, and to the Magna Carta, which was partly ...
Treasure trove of medieval manuscripts published
The largest surviving family-owned library of medieval manuscripts in Britain can now be enjoyed by everyone thanks to the publication of a new book telling its fascinating story.
US journal editor backs change to bird flu policy
The editor of the US journal Science said Friday he supports the decision of bird flu experts in Geneva to make public controversial research about a mutant form of the H5N1 virus. ...
After nearly 100 years, 'Fauntleroy' manuscript complete again
The pages of author Frances Hodgson Burnett's manuscript of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" -- separated for nearly a century -- have been reunited in Princeton University's Firestone Library.
Carl Linnaeus invented the index card
As a consequence of overseas discoveries, early modern scientists faced serious information overload. The sheer amount of exotic, hitherto unknown species reaching the shores of Europe forced naturalists to reconsider the ...
Decision making in scientific peer review unravelled with mathematical modelling
Professor Mikko Alava and undergraduate Tuomo Hartonen of Aalto University Department of Applied Physics have modelled the work processes and human decision making in scientific peer review with the help of statistical physics. ...
One of world's largest Korans reunited by technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology is to enable scholars for the first time to study a complete manuscript of one of the worlds most important and largest Korans.