Open science is facing headwinds

Within the scientific community, the words "open science" have been on everyone's lips in recent years. Open science entails a great promise of a democracy of knowledge, and it is considered to be a universally good thing. ...

How Wikipedia influences judicial behavior

Mixed appraisals of Wikipedia are reflected in the article "List of Wikipedia Scandals," which sits below a Wikipedia web address. Scrutiny aside, billions of users routinely flock to the online, anonymously editable encyclopedia ...

French co-discoverer of 'Lucy' dies at 87

French paleontologist Yves Coppens, credited with the co-discovery of the famous fossil find known as "Lucy", died on Wednesday aged 87 after a long illness, his publisher said.

Inciting instead of coercing: "Nudges" prove their effectiveness

Developed by the American economist Richard Thaler in the late 2000s, the theory behind "nudging" theory is based on the principle that our choices are not only determined by our ability to reason, but are also influenced ...

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