Could cap and trade for water solve problems facing the United States' largest rivers?
Lake Mead, on the Colorado River, is the largest reservoir in the United States, but users are consuming more water than flows down the river in an average year, which threatens the water supply for agriculture and households. ...
A new visualization method makes research more organized and efficient
The National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded Action Science Explorer (ASE) allows users to simultaneously search through thousands of academic papers, using a visualization method that determines how papers ...
Online communication boosts lying and E-mail is the medium that contains the most lies: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers finds that communication using computers for instant messaging and e-mail increases lying compared to face-to-face conversations, and that e-mail ...
Pressure for positive results puts science under threat, study shows
Scientific research may be in decline across the globe because of growing pressures to report only positive results, new analysis suggests.
Online tools are increasing the speed at which scientists make discoveries
Not all research papers receive their own hashtag on Twitter. But #arseniclife (as it was dubbed in tweets) was no ordinary paper.
A new approach to evaluating research papers exploits social bookmarking tools to extract relevance. Details are reported in the latest issue of the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions.
China set to outstrip US in science research output
China has shot to second place in the number of articles published in international science magazines and in a few years will take the top spot from the United States, according to a new report. ...
China rockets to second in science publications (Update)
China has rocketed into second place in the number of articles published in international science magazines, according to a report released Monday by the Royal Society in London.
Web of international collaboration boosts worldwide nanotechnology research
Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored ...
US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research
US scientists are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, finds a trawl of officially withdrawn (retracted) studies, published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
Probe into faked studies rocks medical community
A trail-blazing anesthesiologist, whose research shaped pain-relief for millions around the world, has been fabricating data for more than a decade, a hospital where he once practiced claimed Saturday.