User Name:

Password:

remember me

Forgot your password?

Not a member?

Join Now

Articles from ScienceNOW

RSS feedDisplaying articles 1 - 10 of most recent articles

[Editorial] My love-hate of Sci-Hub Like many scientist-editors of journals published by nonprofit scientific societies, I have a love-hate relationship with Sci-Hub, the website operated out of Russia that provides access to 50 million pirated scientific articles to researchers worldwide (
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[In Depth] How Europe exported the Black Death Black Deaththe bubonic plagueprobably reached Europe from Asia in 1346, and later outbreaks were thought to have arrived from the east via a similar route. Now, scientists have evidence that a virulent strain of the Black Death bacterium lurked for centur
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[In Depth] Critics complain as U.S. shops in Iran's nuclear bazaar Mere months ago, Iran's nuclear program was an international pariah. Now, it's supplying the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with a strategic substance that the United States can't produce. Defying criticism, DOE last week consummated a deal to purchase 3
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[In Depth] Saying no to harassment The field of physical anthropology recently has been convulsed by several high profile cases of alleged sexual harassment, and by a survey of field scientists showing that harassment during fieldwork is common. So when physical anthropologists gathered la
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[In Depth] Scandal clouds China's global vaccine ambitions Health experts hail two new Chinese-made vaccines against hand, foot, and mouth disease as a milestone against a malady that has run rampant in China. But that triumph was overshadowed by a safety crisis involving other homegrown vaccines. In recent weeks
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[In Depth] Mexico struggles to woo expat genome jocks Over the last 10 years, Mexico has invested heavily in training young scientists in genomics and sent many promising students abroad for Ph.D.s and postdocs. The new International Laboratory for Human Genome Research (LIIGH) in Juriquilla, Mexico, which c
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[Feature] Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone In increasing numbers, researchers around the world are turning to Sci-Hub, the controversial website that hosts 50 million pirated papers and counting. Now, with server log data from Alexandra Elbakyan, the neuroscientist who created Sci-Hub in 2011 as a
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[Feature] The frustrated science student behind Sci-Hub Beyond being the founder of Sci-Hub, the world's largest pirate site for academic papers, and risking arrest as a result, Alexandra Elbakyan is a typical science graduate student: idealistic, hard-working, and relatively poor. After becoming hooked on sci
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[Perspective] A fresh eye on nonequilibrium systems According to the physicist Richard Feynman, a system is in equilibrium when all the fast things have happened but the slow things have not (1). This definition really applies to a system at steady state, which can either be in thermodynamic equilibrium or
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[Perspective] Liquidity in immune cell signaling Tlymphocytes of the immune system need to integrate myriad signals to decide on life and death matters in defending the host from pathogens and in distinguishing normal from transformed cells, all while minimizing immunopathology. On page 595 in this issu
ScienceNOW | Apr 28, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend