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Experts have spotted so-called “super-groups” of humpback whales

Although humpback whales are not typically known to be social creatures, preferring to swim alone or in small groups most of the time, experts have spotted so-called “super-groups” of the aquatic mammals during three recent research cruises, according to… 464 more words

Earth News

New research could lead to restoring vision for sufferers of retinal disorders

Fly brain diagram.

Engineers and neuroscientists at the University of Sheffield have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks. 261 more words


Ostriches existed in India over 25,000 years ago, DNA evidence shows

Based on a DNA analysis of a fossilised eggshell fragment of ostrich, Indian researchers have for the first time found molecular evidence to confirm the presence of these birds in India more than 25,000 years ago. 419 more words


The growing divide between higher and low impact scientific journals

Ten years ago the Public Library of Science started one big lower impact and a series of smaller higher impact journals. Over the years these publication outlets diverged. 454 more words

Richard Kunert

The slowing down of the biggest scientific journal

PLoS ONE started 11 years ago to disruptively change scholarly publishing. By now it is the biggest scientific journal out there. Why has it become so slow? 681 more words

Richard Kunert

Is there a Link between Symptom Severity in Schizophrenia & Low Vitamin D Levels?

Research Paper Title

The Relationship between Symptom Severity and Low Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Schizophrenia.


In recent years, the relationship between schizophrenia and environmental factors has come into prominence. 320 more words

Food & Nutrition

Do twitter or facebook activity influence scientific impact?

Are scientists smart when they promote their work on social media? Isn’t this a waste of time, time which could otherwise be spent in the lab running experiments? 449 more words

Richard Kunert