News tagged with scientific research

Seven myths about scientists debunked

As scientific researchers, we are often surprised by some of the assumptions made about us by those outside our profession. So we put together a list of common myths we and our colleagues have heard anecdotally ...

Feb 16, 2015
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Coral-devouring seastar thrives in warming ocean

An Australasian research team that includes a University of Otago marine scientist has found that rising sea surface temperatures could help promote outbreaks of crown-of-thorns seastars (COTS) that have ...

Feb 13, 2015
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Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model

A new open-access journal called Collabra plans to pay reviewers, and that's a twist in the world of scientific publishing. The reviewers get to exercise some options. They can keep the cash (generally a ...

Jan 18, 2015 weblog
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Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling

Japan said Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will convince international opponents it is conducting real science, not hiding a commercial hunt behind a veneer of research.

Nov 18, 2014
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JFK New Frontier awards go to mayor, scientist

The innovative mayor of a central New York city and the founder of a company that empowers scientific research in developing countries have been named recipients of the 2014 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards.

Nov 13, 2014
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French watchdog urges no 3D for under sixes

A French health watchdog recommended Thursday that children under six be denied access to 3D films, computers and video games, and that those up to 13 have "moderate" access.

Nov 05, 2014
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