In a talk at FORCE2016 (https://www.force11.org/meetings/force2016), Steven Pinker discussed bad writing in science, and mentioned how it had changed over time. One of his statements was that scientists hedge (for example, using hedge words such... continue reading
Altmetrics are aimed at capturing the amount of attention a paper gets. The adoption has been significantly encouraged by services provided by, for example, Altmetric.com, ImpactStory, and PlumX, which serve the same role as Google Scholar for... continue reading
The conifers were generally shown by Hodson et al. (2005) to be low silicon accumulators. The apparent reason is that conifers (and many gymnosperms) largely lack NIPIIs, aquaporins that are... continue reading
In 2013, the world used 533 exajoule of commercial primary energy, of which 87% was from fossil fuels. Renewable energy (RE) accounted for just under 9% [BP 2014]... continue reading
During and after world war II, science has been supported by government. Science became huge and money-based activities. Norms such as CUDOS that has been support science began to be diminished since capitalism governs science. Competitions... continue reading
Politicians routinely gravitate towards positions of significant influence and responsibility, despite limited or absent experience in managing highly complex systems such as sociteies.. In these positions, they influence (or make) decisions and... continue reading
Academic entrepreneurship concept has been in place for a while, but not many well-documented research studies approached it from the angle of making academic entrepreneurship a genuinely commercially-viable venture. Even in highly-cited books... continue reading
Emerging infrastructures for scientific research such as Zenodo and ORCiD offer persistent identification of data, software, publications, people, and institutions. Publications, however, often contain... continue reading
In the course of the last decade, I formulated what I consider to be something of a law concerning the use of computing in Humanities research:
The novel and... continue reading
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