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Funding Audacious Science

The scientists interviewed for this series agree: It's hard to find funding to support risky science. But most of them have managed to find it anyway….
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Search engines are source of learning

Search engine use is not just part of our daily routines; it is also becoming part of our learning process, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers sought to discover the cognitive processes underlying….
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ALA Washington Office submits testimony to House Education Committee on libraries' role in improving literacy

Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association's (ALA) Washington Office, today filed testimony for the official record of the House Committee on Education and Labor's Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education's....
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On Self-Selection Bias In Publisher Anti-Open-Access Lobbying

Russell selectively cites only this negative study -- the overhastily (overoptimistically?) published first-year phase of a still ongoing three-year study by Davis et al -- because its result sounds more congenial to the publishing lobby. Russell selectively ignores as "biased and dubious" the many positive (peer-reviewed) studies that do keep finding the OA advantage, as well as the critique of this negative study….
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Google Books: Scan First, Ask Questions Later

In a revision to the Google Books Settlement filed in federal court late Friday night, Google and the Authors Guild made concessions to industry groups, regulators and others who have vocally opposed the plan. But the search giant refuses to budge on one of the agreement's most controversial points.
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