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The Scientific Fraud Pandemic: Few Honest Scientists Remain

(naturalnews.com): Recently, most of the scientific fraud accusations have been aimed at China, but they rarely (if ever) point towards the medical establishment or the pharmaceutical industry. Scientific fraud, however, is rampant amongst nearly all of the sciences and no "peer review" is immune. In fact, peer review is the problem.
   
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Scitable is bringing rich resources to the mobile web

(education.zdnet.com): Scitable is currently working on developing a mobile version of the site, optimized for viewing in a browser on a low-end mobile phone. They hope to have the site functional by mid-summer, targeting a fall release. While smartphones are exploding in developed nations, many parts of Africa and South America rely on inexpensive phones for both communication and web access (and, in fact, have 4-5 times the penetration of computer-based Internet access). Thus, a site that remains rich and useful even on a small screen or without the latest 4G connectivity would prove to be a "great leveller" in terms of access to a powerful core of scientific information.
   
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The peer reviewed literature has spoken

(abc.net.au): So what exactly is peer reviewed research? How does it work? To understand the current controversy, one must understand that peer review is egalitarian but not indiscriminate; that it is fallible but self-correcting; and that it exercises quality control but not censorship. Those three attributes of peer review are brought into sharp focus if we examine the recent article by Mr McLean, and colleagues Chris de Freitas and Bob Carter, in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
   
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Enhanced e-book apps anticipate a new generation of e-readers

(independent.co.uk): With the release of the iPad just weeks away, enhanced e-book apps are becoming a hot trend in publishing, with many major publishers announcing plans for enhanced titles. Enhanced apps make use of a wide range of tablet and smartphone technology with additional features such as audio, video, images, and other added functionality not possible on e-ink readers.
   
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Simon Fraser University takes steps to support open access publishing

(straight.com): In the past few months, Simon Fraser University has taken steps to support open-access publishing of scholarly articles. SFU's senate library committee endorsed in January an open-access strategy for the university library. In February, SFU created an open-access fund to support researchers at the university who publish articles in open-access journals. While reading many academic journals often requires a paid subscription, open-access journals are freely available on the Internet. But authors typically have to pay article processing charges to publish in open-access journals.
   
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