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More and more e-books being stored in the 'cloud'

(philly.com): The transition from print to electronic books, for many readers, is inevitable.Will those virtual libraries live on a personal device, such as Amazon's Kindle? Or will people choose to store their e-books on the Internet "cloud," on networks accessible through any computer or smart-phone? And how portable will readers' digital libraries be? Will readers be able to share their e-books the way you pass a treasured paper book on to a good friend? The publishing world is going through rapid change, which is clear this holiday season as large numbers of consumers embrace electronic books available for download to devices such as the Kindle, Barnes&Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader.
   
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New Peer-Reviewed Paper Demolishes Fallacious Objection: "Aren't There Vast Eons of Time for Evolution?"

(evolutionnews.org): When debating intelligent design (ID), there are countless times we have heard the old objection, 'But aren't there millions of years for Darwinian evolution?' Perhaps there are, but that doesn't mean the Darwinian mechanism has sufficient opportunities to produce the observed complexity found in life. Darwin put forward a falsifiable theory, stating that his mechanism must work by "numerous successive slight modifications."
   
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The Unstoppable Corporate Force Meets the Immovable Social Network

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): The general consensus is that the future of media lies in increased social participation and mobile access to that media. Yet events of the last few weeks have given signs that progress toward that future is not going to be smooth. We're seeing more conflicts between companies that need to find workable business models, major corporations mired in obsolete ways of doing business, and users who insist on controlling the products they use while refusing to pay for them. As any Internet service catches on, the people behind it come under increasing pressure to monetize their product. Increased usage means increased costs, investors want a return, and the creators of any successful enterprise expect to be rewarded for their ingenuity and hard work. This seems fairly straightforward until you get into the realm of social networks and social media, where the users are vital contributors to success.
   
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What does it mean that a nation is 'Unscientific'?

(scienceblogs.com): An unscientific nation is one in which the government is not Reality Based. While it is unfortunate that countries are decision-makers on global policies, that is the reality right now and we need to work within a reality framework. There are also many other science-related policies that are not necessarily global but affect the lives, health and productivity of the citizens of an individual country, so the nation (aka it's government) is, for now, the appropriate place to focus on.
   
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OA publisher to pay author royalties

(earlham.edu): Authors publishing with Sciyo in 2010 will be the first in academic publishing to receive royalties based on the number of downloads of their publication. For every 10 downloads, 0.2 euro will be accredited to author's account on an annual basis. Sciyo's publishing fee of 470 euro is among the lowest in the open access publishing industry.
   
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