Large scale species hybridization as a new tool for brain mapping

Cichlid fishes have undergone massive speciation in recent years. The species number of Cichlid fishes in [African lakes are in hundreds]... continue reading

Equitable methods of abolishing PAYG personal income tax

It is argued that the replacement of pay-as-you-go personal income tax ("PAYG tax") by something more efficient (e.g. a land tax or consumption tax) would offend intergenerational equity because retirees no longer pay PAYG tax, and would offend... continue reading

Young scientists need collaboration

As today’s science is a team effort, it is essential to promote the collaboration skills for young scientists in their early careers (McNutt, 2015). In China, the China-educated young... continue reading

Shovel-ready for Gaia DR2: Find hypervelocity stars from M31/LMC

Hypervelocity stars move with extremely large Galactocentric velocities (~1000 km/s) and are found from their anomalous velocities, ages, and metallicities. These stars are thought to have interacted with the supermassive black hole at the center... continue reading

Developed microbial communities in biofilm mode: the key for reinstating degraded ecosystems

In conventional scientific approaches, degraded ecosystems (e.g. conventional agroecosystems due to tillage and high doses of chemical inputs) are attempted to be revived mainly through nutrients, organic matter and water management. However, they... continue reading

Supercritical Exoplanetary Atmospheres as Potential Habitats for Extraterrestrial Aeroplankton

An increasingly familiar class of exoplanets amongst those being continually discovered is the "Super-Earth" (Valencia+2007), with a mass intermediate between Earth and Neptune. These have been... continue reading

Sharing standards before sharing resources? The case of research biobanks

In biobank research, one of the main obstacles for full applicability of Open Access to biomedical resources is the researchers’ reluctance to make immediately and freely available these materials before having adequately exploited their... continue reading

Antibiotic resistant bacterial diversity from terrestrial hot spring, Unkeshwar (Nanded), Maharashtra, India

Total 46 diverse thermophilic bacterial strains were isolated from terrestrial hot springs located at Unkeshwar (Longitude 78o 25’ East and Latitude 19o 85’ North). Bacterial strains showed optimum growth at temperatures ranges from 45-65 oC and... continue reading

Source populations in the context of dispersal modelling

In conservation ecology, missing source populations are often considered the main bottleneck for the successful (re-)colonisation of (restored) habitats (e.g. Kail et al. 2015). In theoretical... continue reading

Systems analysis of cancer progression

It is well-known that the stage of the cancer at diagnosis is significantly correlated with the survival odds of the patient, and the chances of survival fall off rapidly with the progression of cancer. Despite this, few efforts address the... continue reading


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