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That Sci-Hub’s activities are illegal is not disputed. However, according to Iván Farías Pelcastre and Flor González Correa the issue at the core of the debate is the current publishing and knowled…
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Regularities in animal behaviour offer insights into the underlying organizational and functional principles of nervous systems and automated tracking provides the opportunity to extract features of behaviour directly from large-scale video data. Yet how to effectively analyse such behavioural data remains an open question. Here, we explore whether a minimum description length principle can be exploited to identify meaningful behaviours and pheno...
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Germany's Excellence Initiative was highly debated. With its successor approved, scientists are asking whether equality and scientific freedom can be preserved in a world of competition.
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An editorial argues that data sharing can cripple scientific progress and harm patients, but there are myriad flaws with that reasoning.
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Is the UK abandoning green OA?
Word on the street is that some UK institutions will decommission their IRs in favor of CRIS systems. (The Loon discussed CRIS systems briefly in this post about something else.) If anyone was expecting a shrieking yodel from the Loon over this… well, no. In the UK, the green open-access ...
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Pretty nifty use of blockchain technology for #openscience...
The current system of scholarly communication is based on tradition, and does not correspond to the requirements of modern research. The dissemination of scientific results is mostly done in the form of conventional articles in scientific journals, and has not evolved with research practice. In this paper, we propose a system of academic endorsement based on blockchain technology that is decoupled from the publication process, which will allow ex...
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Neurobiologist
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  • Universität Regensburg
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  • Freie Universität Berlin
    Neurobiologist, 2003 - 2012
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Pride and Prejudice and journal citation distributions
occamstypewriter.org

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a researcher in possession of interesting experimental results, must be in want of a journal wit

Can a commons design-pattern lexicon show open-science to its destinatio...
blogs.agu.org

After more than a decade of discussion and argument, the international open-science effort is looking for a roadmap to that single destinati

Calculating the costs of a community-driven publisher
userblogs.fu-berlin.de

Publishing does not come for free. There are a number of obvious costs, such as ink, paper or computer storage, and a couple of not-so-obvio

Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Publication Cost Data 2015
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Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Publication Cost Data 2015

New study challenges scientific dogma on how the brain generates actions
medicalxpress.com

It would certainly be pretty strange to see someone trying to call an elevator by pressing the button using their nose, or elbow. But actual

The skills we all need to move past "anti-science" and "us"
phys.org

If you didn't believe a prevailing scientific position, you used to be part of a small fringe. To get information on your side, you would hu

FOCUS | Noam Chomsky: 'The US Is One of the Most Fundamentalist Countrie...
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Srinivasan writes: There are not too many countries in the world where two-thirds of the population awaits The Second Coming, Chomsky said,

The craziest recommendation form I have ever completed
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As a professor, you write recommendations for student regularly. One came in this morning, so I started filling it out. First questions were

ORCID goes national in Germany
blog.scienceopen.com

At ScienceOpen, there’s nothing more we like than good news for open science! That’s why we’re happy this week to see ORCID announcing a new

Paperpile - Google Docs add-on
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Add citations and bibliographies to your research paper. Simple, correct, fast and fully collaborative.

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