Thousands rallied and marched in the rain in the US capital to stand up for science and its place in politics… Read the rest
Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an “assault on facts”.… Read the rest
The journal Tumor Biology is retracting 107 research papers after discovering that the authors faked the peer review process. This isn’t the journal’s first rodeo. Late last year, 58 papers were retracted from seven different journals— 25 came from Tumor Biology for the same reason.
It’s possible to fake peer review because authors are often asked to suggest potential reviewers for their own papers. This is done because research subjects are often blindingly niche; a researcher working in a sub-sub-field may be more aware than the journal editor of who is best-placed to assess the work.
But some journals go further and request, or allow, authors to submit the contact details of these potential reviewers. If the editor isn’t… Read the rest
Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.… Read the rest
In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of cookbooks and a popular show on the Food Network.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Penguin Random House)
WIRED Science writers across the United States follow the March for Science from Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco. The post March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US appeared first on WIRED.… Read the rest
There has been a lot of talk about the millions of people worldwide whose homes will be at the mercy of rising sea levels. Within the US, a 1.8-meter rise in the oceans by 2100 could displace as many as 13.1 million people. Worldwide, up to 180 million people could be at risk.
There has been less talk about where exactly those people will go when they leave their homes. Research on climate migration has painted sea level rise as “primarily a coastal issue,” writes Mathew E. Hauer in Nature Climate Change this week. But the inland regions that absorb climate change migrants will need to have sufficient transport, housing, and infrastructure to absorb the migrants.
To get a picture… Read the rest
Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the “public health emergency” if in power.… Read the rest
I think everyone is aware of the trick with invisible ink. Write your message in lemon juice on paper, and when the juice dries it cannot be seen. But if you heat the paper, the lemon juice reacts with it and turns brown, bringing forth your shining prose for all to read.
That’s so old school—I want laser powered invisible writing (and, no, I am not paid to make sense. Why do you ask?). Since lasers are what make life worthwhile, others evidently felt the same. Lo and behold, there has now been laser-powered invisible writing.
Watching glass glow
To create laser powered invisible writing, we need to delve into how light interacts with matter. Imagine a glass plate. If… Read the rest