The females of many animals may assess the fitness and health of males via displays or physical features, such as the tail of a peacock [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalling_theory]. Physical features may be a “handicap” that fit males can... continue reading
The idea that open access articles are more highly cited is attractive, particularly for open access advocates. While there have been many retrospective cohort analyses that suggest citations advantages of various sizes, randomized control trials... 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
A liminal phase is one where the subject experiences his existence as being in a non-controlled or controllable environment, one that is insecure, unfamiliar and thus anxiety producing. Everyone routinely slips in and out of liminal phases from... continue reading
Species distribution models are increasingly used in ecology, biogeography and climate change research, and are usually complemented with one or more metrics evaluating their performance. Not all metrics vary within the same scale of measurement:... 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
When recording display holograms, the traditional method of collimating (making parallel) a diverging light beam is to use a parabolic mirror. This is a good method for the least light loss and the most perfect collimation, but the mirror needs to... continue reading
Here we present the discovery of two small planets transiting the K-star EPIC 247384685 (2MASS J04595837+2116228) from Campaign 13 of NASA's K2 mission. EPIC 247384685 has an estimated temperature of 4670K and an estimated radius of 0.7 Rsun. ... continue reading
Scholarly journals make Herculean efforts to process a mounting number of article submissions in a timely manner whilst ensuring the publication of the most relevant research. Although we researchers praise journals that privilege scientific... 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
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