Greater Clarity and Recognition of Who Did What in the Publication of Research

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Jo Scott and Liz Allen, from the Wellcome Trust’s Evaluation team, discuss the potential of a new “taxonomy” for classifying contributions to research papers.

Original research papers with one author – particularly in the life sciences – are increasingly rare. …

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Part 1: Combating Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya

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Prevention and Control of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya: Issues and Barriers

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children (common age group is 5 to 15 year olds) in developing countries. Over 15 million

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What’s Invasive? Find out with citizen science.

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Headed outside? Learn more about how you can help report invasive species with the What’s Invasive? smartphone app!

I first visited Southern California in the spring. The hillsides were covered in emerald green grasses and spotted with great old Valley …

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This week in PLOS Biology

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In PLOS Biology this week you can read about a new General Ecosystem Model for predicting the effects of human activities, a global attempt to characterise a protein superfamily and new information about how a vital human transcription factor folds

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Acid violence – a most horrific form of denigration of women

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Jocalyn Clark urges the global health community to press for high level change in legislation regarding acid violence.

At a recent social function benefiting the Acid Survivors Foundation, I learned about an insidious worldwide problem that barely figures on …

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3 Citizen Science Projects You Can Do on Earth Day

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It’s Earth Day! Celebrate the planet we live on with these amazing environmental citizen science projects!

The Earth Day Network records that in 1970 the average American was funneling leaded gas through massive V8 engine blocks, and industry was exhausting …

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What can you do with that PhD?: FAQs about non-academic jobs

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As the school year winds to a close, another class of students nears graduation and will be asked the inevitable question: “So, what’s next?” This year, I’m one of those students, and like 61% of STEM PhDs, I’m leaving …

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Say Hello to the Nation’s T-rex

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“Anyone here doesn’t like T-rex?”

No hands were raised, but the packed auditorium welcomed Jack Horner with laughter and enthusiasm. The paleontologist climbed into the Smithsonian stage, and with flailing arms declared: “I’m going to talk about a very special …

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Public Health Perspectives: Guest Post Policy

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Since we launched Public Health Perspectives, we’ve published several guest posts. We’re big fans of them – they’ve provided diverse and different perspectives on issues, and have been able to provide insight on issues we haven’t covered. The response from …

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A call for revolution in US science, dino microbes in space, vaginas in the lab

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US science is in a fix, so let’s fix it

“It’s as if the Pope and three leading cardinals held a press conference predicting the collapse of the Catholic church. These people know what they are talking about and …

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