That price pressure from commercial journal publishers highlights the core conundrum of academic publishing: the conflict between the scholarly ideal of universal, open sharing of information, and the economic model of business: to make money by selling things. Source: Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015 😃+
Partly inspired by the experience, BSSRS staff member David Dickson later wrote in New Scientist magazine calling for “Community Science Resource Councils”. The idea, which sadly never took off, was a sort of scientific equivalent of legal aid. It would have provided scientific knowledge and technical expertise to minority and under-represented groups, and also allowed them … Continue reading Science for the People!
research found that being in a situation where you are trying to concentrate on a task, and an email is sitting unread in your inbox, can reduce your effective IQ by 10 points. And. Wilson showed that the cognitive losses from multitasking are even greater than the cognitive losses from pot‑smoking. via Why the modern … Continue reading Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Science | The Guardian
Transparency prospers in a linked medium, for you can literally see the connections between the final draft’s claims and the ideas that informed it. Joho the Blog » Transparency is the new objectivity 😃+
On Thursday, Twitter disclosed how it plans to tighten-up rules for developers who build applications on the company’s platform. Article: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/twitter-declares-new-rules-for-developers/ Link Via: http://tabs.mediahackers.org/?panel=tech 😃+