Microsecond Raman imaging might probe cells, organs for disease
A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases.
With 'Dead Rising,' a new approach for a game adaptation
When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series "Dead Rising," they were asked to prove themselves in a very ...
US dailies join 'micropayments' news startup Blendle
Three major US daily newspapers announced plans Thursday to make their articles available through a Dutch-based startup pioneering the use of "micropayments" for news.
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 ...
Patterns in sky brightness depend very strongly on location
At many locations around the world, the night sky shines hundreds of times brighter than it did before the introduction of artificial light. Berlin based researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater ...
Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model
Spain: Google News vanishes amid 'Google Tax' spat
Google on Tuesday followed through with a pledge to shut down Google News in Spain in reaction to a Spanish law requiring news publishers to receive payment for content even if they are willing to give it away.
Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally
Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites.
Internet giants wage war on pop-up ad blockers
Imagine being able to surf the web and watch videos online without having to swat away pesky pop-up ads?
Some can jump research paper paywall thanks to Nature group
Judge approves $450 mn deal in Apple ebook suit
A US judge signed off on Apple's $450 million legal deal to compensate consumers harmed by an illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books.
Corporate interest is a problem for research into open-access publishing
The open-access movement, which aims to provide researchers and the public with free access to academic work, has been growing. But most academic research remains behind expensive paywalls, which decreases ...
Judge shoots down Noriega 'Call of Duty' lawsuit
A California judge on Tuesday shot down a lawsuit filed by former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega after his likeness appeared in a "Call of Duty" video game.
Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal
Amazon has reached a deal with American book publisher Simon & Schuster, the companies said, though the e-commerce giant remains at loggerheads with France's Hachette over e-book pricing.