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Of course +Publons helps you to store all of your peer reviews in one place :-)
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Super proud of Publons coder Matthew Betts for winning VUW's recent poster competition! 

Guess what it was about... 

http://blog.publons.com/post/80816972117/weve-always-said-that-our-staff-are-brilliant
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New publon! 

'Living materials' have been created using E. coli bacteria. Such material could be incorporated in a range of materials, from furniture to solar panels.

Future living materials could have the ability to self-heal, produce biofuel, and more.

What do you think of the research? Is it a strong foundation, or weakly structured?

Review/comment on/discuss the paper over at https://publons.com/publon/4003/

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Image: Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times. Each individual bacterium is oblong shaped. Credit: Agricultural Research Service, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:E_coli_at_10000x,_original.jpg
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Our newest publon features a very interesting black hole.

Based in the M101 ULX-1 system, 20 million light years away, this tiny stellar-mass black hole is brighter and more energetic than astronomers had previously thought possible.

And its existence has some interesting implications - including that so-called intermediate mass black holes might not exist after all (1)!

We'd love to know what you think of this fascinating finding - you can discuss, review and comment over at https://publons.com/p/3269/.

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(1) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v503/n7477/full/nature12762.html

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Image: Black hole with companion star. Credit:  Wikimedia Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Accretion_disk.jpg
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DNA from dead organisms doesn't decay immediately - it can last, albeit in a degraded state, for hundreds of thousands of years

In a discovery which has implications for our understanding of evolutionary theory, scientists have discovered that bacteria can take up this ancient, degraded DNA and incorporate it into their genomes for use.

We can't wait to hear what you think! You can discuss and review the findings over at https://publons.com/p/3266

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Image: Fig 2.  Diagram of the ancient DNA experiment. Woolly mammoth DNA was used as donor DNA for natural transformation of the hisC::′ND5i′ strain.

doi: 10.1073/pnas.1315278110 

#evolution #DNA #science 
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Do we have a weekly newsletter? 

Yes, yes we do. We hope you enjoy! And, of course, do sign up if you haven't already :)

Have a great weekend!

#newsletter   #science   #peerreview   #openaccess  
Publons Update 1 - Nov 15th 2013
Publons Update 1 - Nov 15th 2013
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