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Nature reporter Erika Check Hayden is in Sierra Leone tracking the Ebola epidemic. Don't miss her diary!
Nature reports from the front line of the epidemic.
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'In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole thing, the bill forbids scientific experts from participating in "advisory activities" that either directly or indirectly involve their own work. In case that wasn’t clear: experts would be forbidden from sharing their expertise in their own research — the bizarre assumption, apparently, being that having conducted peer-reviewed studies on a topic would constitute a conflict of interest. "In other words," wrote Union of Concerned Scientists director Andrew A. Rosenberg in an editorial for RollCall, "academic scientists who know the most about a subject can’t weigh in, but experts paid by corporations who want to block regulations can."'
The "reform" measure makes room for industry-funded experts on the EPA's advisory board
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What are the most highly cited research papers of all time?

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Nature explores the most-cited research of all time.
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I'm trying to create a shared folder such that any Google Doc I drop into it will automatically have 'Can Comment' permissions. Drive Support says I can do that (See link). But the only options I'm given are 'Can Edit' and 'Can View'. This happens on both my PC and my phone. 

Is there some obscure setting that I need to change? Or is this another missing piece of Drive? #GoogleDrive  
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Edvard and May-Britt Moser are passionate about the brain. Today, that passion paid off - with a Nobel Prize http://bit.ly/1rSaq2i #nobelprize2014  
Nobel prizewinners May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have spent a career together near the Arctic Circle exploring how our brains know where we are.
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Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.
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All singing and all dancing -- the Top 100 papers of all time, complete with animation, podcast and interactive graphics!

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Nature explores the most-cited research of all time.
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But you can't set the folder to automatically give 'can comment' permissions when you drop in a doc. This is an absolute showstopper for me.
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Matthew Chalmers' wonderful back-stage tour of the LHC on the eve of its restart. What does it take to get to nearly 7 TeV per beam?
As the Large Hadron Collider prepares to come back to life after a two-year hiatus, physicists are gearing up to go beyond the standard model of particle physics.
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Scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself: the origin of the “Ocean of Storms.” Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1rNpeAJ 
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Journalism (MA), 1975 - 1977
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Physics (PhD), 1969 - 1975
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Mathematics (BS), 1965 - 1969
  • Frank L. Ashley High School
    1962 - 1965
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Currently, I am a features editor for Nature magazine, working out of the Washington, DC, office. In my distant past-1975-I earned a Ph.D. in elementary particle physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Two years later, in 1977, I earned a Master’s in journalism at Wisconsin. From 1977 to 1980 I was a writer and West Coast bureau chief for Chemical and Engineering News. From 1980 to 1991 I was a senior writer at ­Science magazine, where I covered physics, space, astronomy, computer science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, psychology, and neuroscience. From 1991 to 2003 I was a freelance writer, and from 2003 to 2006 I worked in media affairs for the National Science Foundation. I am the author of Man-Made Minds (Walker, 1987), a book about artificial intelligence; Complexity (Simon & Schuster, 1992), a book about the Santa Fe Institute and the new sciences of complexity; and The Dream Machine (Viking, 2001), a book about the history of computing. In my spare time I am an avid cyclist. I live in Washington, D.C. with my wife, Amy E. Friedlander.
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Interviewed Steven Hawking (1988). Rafted the Grand Canyon (2009). Ran the Marine Corps Marathon (2011 & 2012)
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  • Nature Publishing Group
    Features Editor, 2008 - present
  • Freelance
    2006 - 2008
  • National Science Foundation
    Media Officer, 2003 - 2006
  • Freelance
    1991 - 2003
  • Science magazine
    Reporter, 1980 - 1991
  • Chemical & Engineering News
    Reporter, 1977 - 1980
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