EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

European Union officials announced today that, starting in 2020, any research that owes its existence in some way to public funding must be freely accessible and reusable. Recommendations were also ma

Sci-Hub is providing science publishers with their Napster moment

A report from Science shows that academic paper piracy site Sci-Hub is not a niche product catering to cheapskates and isolated mad scientists: It's as popular as it is illegal, and its millions of us

Sciencescape Wants To Solve Academic Research Discoverability, Deal With The Noise Problem

Toronto-based startup Sciencescape came about because of a problem that was significant enough to lure co-founder Sam Molyneux away from a bourgeoning career as a cancer researcher, and into a new ven

Proper academic research says playing World of Warcraft makes you a better citizen

<img src="" />Next time your spouse (or other nosy family member) tries to convince you that you're wasting your time playing <a HREF