Large scale species hybridization as a new tool for brain mapping

Cichlid fishes have undergone massive speciation in [recent years] (http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v5/n4/full/nrg1316.html). The species number of Cichlid fishes in [African lakes are in hundreds]... continue reading

Magnification of arsenic poisoning factors along the length of river

Previous studies have not explored the link between the downstream distance of rivers and increased incidence of arsenic toxicity. We find that in South Asia almost all the sites of arsenic toxicity are close to a river and are furthest from the... continue reading

"Working Open" Guide

Since the Mozilla Science Lab launched two years ago, we’ve tested ways to help the research community work together to build new tools for science. Through our Collaborate platform and [code... continue reading

Long Term Management of Glucose and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes Using Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 Expressing CTB-IGF1 and CTB-amylin

Current therapeutic options for diabetes mellitus are feeble in long term management of blood glucose, which can result in many serious complications. Recent studies illustrate that the intestinal microflora is a feasible vehicle to deliver the... 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

2 solutions to escalating prices of scientific journals

A major financial problem for research libraries is the escalated subscription prices of scientific journals. A year's subscription for a journal of neurology might be 20 000 dollars and the average price for a chemistry journal is 3500 dollars... continue reading

Favoring open access when evaluating academic merits

A survey conducted in 2010 found that 89 percent of the 38 000 active researchers that answered the survey are convinced that open access is beneficial for their research field, directly improving the way the scientific community work. Still only... 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

Considering Amazonian microbial diversity

Diverse ecological communities of Amazonia play a crucial role in the maintenance of the biosphere. However, little is known about the microbial ecology of Amazonia. During an analysis of litter from an Amazonian wetland we discovered a new... continue reading

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