One thing that determines how quickly a researcher climbs the academic ladder is their publication record. The quality of this clearly matters—but so does its quantity. Could it help explain why the average number of coauthors on scholarly papers is climbing.
Recent news reports have observed that a lot of published scientific papers are worthless and not true, with initial claims turning out to be false. This is particularly worrisome where newly invented medicines are concerned.
While analyzing sails for racing yachts, a team of aerodynamicists has stumbled across a way in which the downward force from air flowing past an odd-shaped object can suddenly turn into a hefty upward lift. Combining the classic but usually disparate physics of airplane...
The vast majority of mass gatherings come and go without major incident or serious injury. But there are risks lurking in crowds, and researchers at Uppsala University and Harvard University are working to tease them out. Read the associated...
A rapidly evolving data security landscape has pushed governments (and businesses) into a virtual arms race, prompting hackers to do research and development on more efficient cyber security technologies. And it seems all their efforts have...
The ability to create, manipulate and modify the quantum properties of individual photons is key to the creation of viable optical quantum computers. The problem is, devices currently capable of generating single photons are...
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