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Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database
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Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database

Some highly cited academics seem to be heavy self-promoters — but researchers warn against policing self-citation.

The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers
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The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers

A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis—but is it legal?

NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists
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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists

Planetary scientists are angry about NASA's decision to jettison a key instrument from its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.

Scientists' Salary Data Highlight $18,000 Gender Pay Gap
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Scientists' Salary Data Highlight $18,000 Gender Pay Gap

The U.S. National Science Foundation's annual census has determined that male scientists who obtained doctorates in 2017 and have jobs in the wings expect to earn...

Technologies to Watch in 2019
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Technologies to Watch in 2019

Seven specialists forecast the developments that will push their fields forward in the year ahead.

Tenure Denial, and How Early-Career Researchers Can Survive It
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Tenure Denial, and How Early-Career Researchers Can Survive It

Scientists with first-hand experience offer advice on coping with a denial of tenure.

International Students Steer Clear of Graduate Programs in the ­nited States
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International Students Steer Clear of Graduate Programs in the ­nited States

The number of international students enrolling in U.S. graduate programs is falling, according to reports from the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools in Washington...

Europe's AI researchers Launch Professional Body Over Fears of Falling Behind
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Europe's AI researchers Launch Professional Body Over Fears of Falling Behind

Some of Europe's top machine-learning researchers have founded an organization to strengthen capacity in artificial intelligence (AI) technology on the continent...

Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists
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Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists

The portrayal of STEM jobs in U.S. film and television largely reinforces the narrative that scientists are white men, according to a study by the Geena Davis Institute...

'Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Implanted Into Patient with Parkinson's Disease
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'Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Implanted Into Patient with Parkinson's Disease

Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted 'reprogrammed' stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson's disease for the first time.

Science Candidates Prevail in ­S Midterm Elections
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Science Candidates Prevail in ­S Midterm Elections

Results from the United States' midterm elections are still pouring in, but a handful of candidates with backgrounds in science or technology have already nabbed...

Machine Learning Spots Natural Selection at Work in Human Genome
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Machine Learning Spots Natural Selection at Work in Human Genome

Pinpointing where and how the human genome is evolving can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack.

Machine Learning Gets to Grips with Plankton Challenge
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Machine Learning Gets to Grips with Plankton Challenge

When they think about big data, most researchers probably imagine genomics, neuroscience or particle physics. Kelly Robinson's data challenge involves plankton....

How AI Technology Can Tame the Scientific Literature
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How AI Technology Can Tame the Scientific Literature

AI-based tools can offer a penetrating view of scientific literature, computationally taming the vast flood of scholarly papers published at a rate of 1 million...

A Toolkit for Data Transparency Takes Shape
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A Toolkit for Data Transparency Takes Shape

Julia Stewart Lowndes studied metre-long Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), tagging them to track their dives, as a graduate student at Stanford University in California...

Chief of Europe's €1-Billion Brain Project Steps Down
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Chief of Europe's €1-Billion Brain Project Steps Down

The executive director of the European Union's ambitious—but contentious—Human Brain Project (HBP) has left his post after a disagreement with the institution that...

Billion-Dollar Telescopes Could End ­p Beyond the Reach of ­S Astronomers
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Billion-Dollar Telescopes Could End ­p Beyond the Reach of ­S Astronomers

Every ten years, US astronomers set research priorities for the following decade.

The Hackers Teaching Old DNA Sequencers New Tricks
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The Hackers Teaching Old DNA Sequencers New Tricks

In a basement storeroom at Stanford University in California, the guts of a dozen DNA sequencers lie exposed—hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cameras and...

The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal
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The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal

In the midst of growing public concern over artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and the use of data, Brent Hecht has a controversial proposal: the computer-science...

Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals
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Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals

Machine-learning software trained on masses of chemical-safety data is so good at predicting some kinds of toxicity that it now rivals—and sometimes outperforms—expensive...
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