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Open access: are effective measures to put UK research online under threat?

The universities of the UK should not squander the opportunity to put in place an effective mechanism for making their published research freely available<p>A great deal of water has passed under the bridge in the two years since the UK government reinvigorated its push towards open access – making …

The Science of Lightning

A view into some of the rarer types of lightning<p>When it comes to thunderheads, lightning is the great equalizer. Essentially a giant spark, lightning relieves the charge differentials that build up in storm systems. But it’s also one of the greatest mysteries in atmospheric science. Recently, …

Weather

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

Quantum Computing

Resistant “Nightmare Bacteria” Increase Five-Fold in Southeastern U.S. | Science Blogs

There's worrisome news here in the southeastern U.S., buried in a journal that is favorite reading only for superbug geeks like me. The rate at which …

Vladimir Putin facing multi-million dollar lawsuit for aiding separatists who shot down MH17, lawyers say

Vladimir Putin is facing a multi-million dollar legal action for his alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern …

Electrocution death blamed on charging iPhone

Chinese woman collapsed and died after answering a call<p>Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric …

Harper’s new social-media strategy: tweet new jobs before anyone else can

As each new cabinet minister arrived at Rideau Hall, the news went out – each new job, broadcast one by one by none other than the Prime Minister's Office itself.<p>The PMO took to social media to announce Monday's cabinet shuffle, posting the new roles of each appointee online for the first time, …

Stephen Harper to announce summer cabinet shuffle on Monday

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is poised to shuffle his front bench, setting in place the team that will carry the Conservative government …