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October 29, 2014

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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Edward Dolnick
Special thanks to Edward Dolnick for answering 6 questions about his recently featured book – The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World I grew up in a small […]

October 28, 2014

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3:30 PM | Authors retract two spectroscopy papers when follow-up results don’t match
The authors of two spectroscopy papers in Royal Society of Chemistry journals have retracted them. Here’s the notice for “Determination of silk fibroin secondary structure by terahertz time domain spectroscopy” (free, but requires sign-in) in Analytical Methods, which is almost identical to this notice in Analyst: We, the authors Chao Yan, Bin Yang and Zhicheng Yu, […]
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1:30 PM | Student denied credit, math article retracted
A math paper in the Journal of Inequalities and Applications has been retracted after it was discovered the authors had included a student’s work without acknowledging her. One of the authors, however, told us it was an honest mistake, and that the editor pushed for retraction instead of correction “to protect this journal and its impact factor.” […]
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4:10 AM | 1000 Likes on Science Book a Day!
Woot! The last ‘like’ for The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Plant Electrician took us over the line with 1000 likes for the many books and […]
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3:00 AM | The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
By Edward Dolnick Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as […]
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12:15 AM | New research centre set to secure food for the future
A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at the Research School of Biology. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Translational Photosynthesis seeks to increase yields of […]test The post New research centre set to secure food for the future appeared first on Australian Science.
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12:00 AM | 2015 Finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize in the Children’s Science Book Categories
Last week we featured the 2015 Finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize in the Young Adult Category and on Friday the 24th of October, the finalists for the kids categories – Children’s Science Picture Books, Middle Grades […]

October 27, 2014

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3:30 PM | Quantum physics paper pulled for “serious theoretical errors,” notice accidentally paywalled
A paper on photonic quantum walks has been retracted over a theoretical disagreement. The notice is also paywalled, which the editorial director has assured us is a mistake that is being corrected. We sent the COPE guidelines on retraction to the American Physical Society, which publishes Physical Review Letters. Editorial director Dan Kulp told us the […]
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1:30 PM | “Our real intention was to emphasize, not plagiarize”
This one’s not a retraction, but rather a back and forth of letters to the editor concerning accusations of plagiarism. Dentists Bryan and Paul Jacobs, a father and son team, wrote a paper describing a novel surgical technique in March 2013. In October 2013, several Croatian dentists published their own paper using the technique. A […]
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11:20 AM | Guest Blog: The 2014 Ebola Epidemic: Approaches and resources to slow the spread of infection
The Ebola pandemic presents one of the most terrifying world health crises in modern times, with devastating consequences in Western Africa [as this goes to press there are now over 10,000 infections and almost 5,000 deaths]. There is a vast amount of data on this crisis available in rapidly published articles and on the internet (check out PLOS Currents: Outbreaks in particular), including past and current numbers of infected; death and infection rates; predicted outbreak expansion; number of […]
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3:00 AM | Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
By Atul Gawande Synopsis: In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern […]
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12:15 AM | New Animated Web Series Makes the Theory of Evolution Easy to Understand
When it comes to matters of broad scientific consensus, I’m generally inclined to offer provisional assent. Like everyone else, I have to rely on the expertise of others in matters outside my ken, and in many cases, this rational appeal […]test The post New Animated Web Series Makes the Theory of Evolution Easy to Understand appeared first on Australian Science.
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Katie McKissick
Special thanks to Katie McKissick for answering 5 questions about her recently featured book – What’s in Your Genes?: From the Color of Your Eyes to the Length of Your Life, a Revealing Look at […]
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