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As PLOS ONE Shrinks, 2015 Impact Factor Expected to Rise

PLOS ONE’s 2015 Impact Factor is expected to rise, the result of its shrinking size. As reported earlier this year, the open access mega-journal has experienced two successive declines in article output, from a peak of 31,509 research papers in 2013 to 28,107 in 2015–a reduction of 3,402 papers or 11%. 547 more words

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Further insights into war against data sharing: Science Media Centre’s letter writing campaign to UK Parliament

My requesting the PACE trial data is much simpler than it is being portrayed. The PACE investigators promised the data would be available upon request as a condition for publishing in… 1,860 more words

Sugar tax may be the bitter pill to cut obesity

Published in The Hindu on January 31, 2016

After years of waiting, the World Health Organisation (WHO) finally took a stand on January 25 and urged governments to levy taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages to end childhood obesity. 826 more words

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No, zebra stripes not for camouflage

Published in The Hindu on January 24, 2016

Contrary to the century-old notion that stripes seen on zebras offer certain kind of camouflaging protection against predators, a study has found that they are quite unlikely to do so. 535 more words

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Research Square welcomes Damian Pattinson as VP of Publishing Innovation

Research Square is thrilled to announce that Damian Pattinson is joining us as Vice President of Publishing Innovation. Damian will oversee strategy for the suite of innovative solutions like… 276 more words

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New insights into how geckos climb walls

Published in The Hindu on September 6, 2015

It is widely known that geckos and lizards employ dry adhesion system using a combination of microscopic hairs (setae) on their toe pads as well as other aspects of internal anatomy to climb on vertical walls and run on ceilings. 545 more words

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