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    The curious case against Sci-Hub and Libgen

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    A leading scientist argues that without Sci-Hub and Libgen, there would be a danger to the process of democratization of knowledge.

    Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her...

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    What do coal, viruses and DNA have in common? The structures of each – the predominant power source of the early 20th century, one...

    How do archaeologists know where to dig?

    National Geographic magazines and Indiana Jones movies might have you picturing archaeologists excavating near Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge and Machu Picchu. And some of us...

    Mystery monoliths: why conspiracists are ‘meh’ about the phenomenon — and how you can...

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    The three recent appearances (and two subsequent removals) of “monoliths” in Romania, Utah and California are intriguing examples of what can capture the public’s...

    India’s plan to pay journal subscription fees for all its citizen may end up...

    India, the world’s second-most populous country, is planning to make scholarly literature available for everyone under its latest science, technology and innovation policy. The policy...

    What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

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    The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used...

    On What it Means to Offer the Nobel Prize in Physics to Scientists Working...

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    As the Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to scientists working on the Black Hole, the article explores the meaning and significance of the same in the contemporary world.

    2020 Nobel Prize in physics awarded for work on black holes – an astrophysicist...

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    Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious objects in nature. They warp space and time in extreme ways and contain a mathematical impossibility, a...

    Critical Reflections on Making School Level Science Inclusive and Inviting for All

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    The article engages with the need to make school level science more inclusive and egalitarian and listen to the aspirations of children from diverse backgrounds.

    10,000 Year Old Preserved Mammoth Uncovered from Siberian Lake

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    Scientists in Siberia have found the remains of a 10,000 year old wooly mammoth. This will pave way for further research into its anatomy, diet and climatic conditions that caused its death.

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