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Riled up by Elsevier's take-downs? Time to embrace open access journals

The publishing giant Elsevier owns much of the world's academic knowledge, in the form of article copyright. In the past few weeks it has stepped up enforcement of its property rights, issuing "take-down notices" to Academia.edu, where many researchers post PDFs of their articles. ...

Dec 13, 2013
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Reading more into open access

For many years, the traditional method to access researchers’ scholarly works, particularly in the sciences and social sciences, has been through paid subscriptions to journals. But in recent years, a ...

Mar 08, 2012
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Counting the cost of mercury pollution

Cleaning up mercury pollution and reducing prenatal exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) could save the European Union €10,000 million per year, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's ...

Jan 06, 2013
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Five questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

Sep 29, 2014
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