Vol 342, Issue 6154
Communication in Science Pressures and Predators
Introduction to special issue
Classified journals aim to solve a thorny problem: how to rigorously peer review and share sensitive government-funded findings that officials don't want sent to regular journals.
Annual meetings are moneymakers for most scientific societies, and scientists continue to flock to them. But as the world changes, how long can the status quo hold?
"Predatory" conferences—meetings, sometimes sparsely attended, that seem to come into being primarily to make money—have become a cottage industry in scientific communication.
Science Communication Pressures and Predators
This Week in Science
Products & Materials
News of the Week
In science news around the world, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is cutting its staff by 11%, Mexico is experiencing a cholera outbreak, flu virologist Ron Fouchier loses a court case protesting the Dutch government's order to apply for an export permit before submitting a manuscript on H5N1 to Science, and more.
The Catlin Seaview Survey launches its Global Reef Record, with panoramic, high-resolution images of the world's coral reefs, as well as other data such as water temperatures and turbidity.
News & Analysis
A U.S. government shutdown is wreaking havoc with research funding agencies and disrupting federal science projects, but a few "essential" scientists are still on the job.
The latest international climate assessment may appear to rubberstamp the same old guess of how bad global warming will get, but the science is now actually much advanced.
It's not clear how much impact a massive new report on climate change will have on policymakers, but it is clear that the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has left a deep mark on global science.
Books et al.
Through a collection of 50 questions and associated stories, Eigen offers a wide-ranging consideration of "the physical nature of information and its role in life processes."
Molecular beams and ultracold atom-trapping methods resolve the different reaction rates of the cis and trans conformers of a flexible organic molecule.
Regions under strong selection in the human genome identify noncoding regulatory elements with possible roles in disease.
In mice, the pace of recovery from jet lag is partly determined by vasopressin signaling in a certain region of the brain.
Stacked graphene and graphene oxide membranes prepared with gas flow channels exhibit tunable gas separation performance.
A molecular beam technique measures the different reactivities of a compound’s distinct rotational conformations.
Interactions between recent gene duplicates may create functional interference, selecting for regulatory complexity.
In a mouse model, heart disease can be delayed by a therapy that prevents expression of the disease-causing mutation.
The electrochemical gradient used to make adenosine triphosphate in photosynthesis is modulated by potassium counterflow.
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