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The best from the science journals: We’ll be counting stars

An international team of researchers has now shown that sophisticated tool making (Levallois technology) emerged in East Asia earlier than previously thought. They studied artifacts from the Guanyindong Cave site in southwest China and concluded that carved stone tools dated to approximately 170,000–80,000 years ago. In two minds, …

5 Barnes & Noble Black Friday Deals On Books, Journals, And More

Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images Readers, get ready: Black Friday is coming. While most people probably think of big ticket items like wide-screen televisions and other electronics as the main source of shopping madness after Thanksgiving, there are actually tons of fantastic deals out there for lovers of …

The rise and rise of predatory journals

There has been a precipitous rise in predatory academic journals in recent years. Most researchers are probably familiar with the recruitment tactic from these scammers. If you haven’t noticed, check your spam folder. It will be littered with invitations to submit to journals tangentially related to your field. …

Traffic Indicators for Your Work Zone

When your company is hired to work on a federal or state highway, you are obligated by law to warn drivers well ahead of time about work zones. They need to know how far ahead the work zone is and to what lane they should merge. They also …

Free Speech and Journals’ Responsibility in Vaccine Debates

“Learn what they don’t want you to know.” That pretty much captures the conspiracy-laced journey into data you often see at the heart of campaigning against a vaccine, doesn’t it? It’s the sub-title an activist used* to encourage people to read a new book billed as “a groundbreaking exposé”. …