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The Potential and Promise of "Live" E-books

(publishingperspectives.com): Enhanced e-books with web and video links embedded in the text is just the beginning. One of the things we can do is to enable the creation of unique new data sets using the Internet as a source. Real time analysis and use of this new data will allow publishers to create what could amount to 'live' e-books, dynamic books that are able to be added-to, updated or amended as the information itself changes.
   
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Scitable Provides Online Collaborative Space for Science

(cmswire.com): Scitable is an open online teaching/learning portal, which combines educational articles authored by editors at Nature Publishing Group with technology-based community features, all aimed at helping teachers, librarians and students. As more universities and high schools experiment with paperless textbooks and e-learning initiatives, Scitable provides a comprehensive network of interactive science-related tools that engage students.
   
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Climatologist sues, wants paper to erase all traces of libel

(arstechnica.com): It's probably an unfortunate measure of the quality of modern journalism that few of us would be surprised to hear that an editorial on a politically controversial topic contained significant factual inaccuracies. But climate change seems to have reached the point where even some apparent facts have become points of contention, and at least some reporters have become comfortable with simply making things up and ascribing their imaginings to credible scientific sources. Apparently fed up with similar practices in editorials produced by Canada's National Post, a climatologist has now sued the publisher for libel and defamation.
   
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Leading journalist to address the impact of science controversies

(cambridgenetwork.co.uk): The editor-in-chief of the influential science publication 'Nature' will give a talk at Cambridge about how scientists should react when their research comes under attack in public debates. The recent climate change controversy has thrown the scientific research process under the microscope. Scientists' response to it and other controversial issues, including the MMR vaccine and cognitive enhancing drugs, will be discussed by Dr Philip Campbell in a Gates Distinguished Lecture entitled 'Science - Facts and Frictions'.
   
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New Global Network of Web Science Laboratories announced at WebSci10

(alphagalileo.org): A new international network announced yesterday (Monday 26 April 2010) creates an alliance of world-class research laboratories to support the Web Science research and education programme. The Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories (WSTNet) combines some of the world's leading academic researchers in Web Science, with new academic programmes that will enhance the already growing influence of Web Science. WSTNet will be managed by the Web Science Trust, which brings together academics, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policy-makers from around the world with the goal of fostering multidisciplinary research to study the World Wide Web and describe the issues and challenges that will shape its future use and design.
   
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