Most-read Science topics (quick post)

Over the last year (since September 2018), the top 5 posts searched and read on Science Connections have been: The impact of sea level rise on Florida–and the world Consumer DNA testing–no oversight, no peer review, only estimates Looking to the past for an alternative to cement Facial recognition and privacy Now that China will no longer take it, the U.S. and other countries will…

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China’s burgeoning scientific muscle

News: It’s well-known that the publication of scientific research in the form of journal articles especially (but also books, book chapters, and other formats) has skyrocketed. The increases have been seemingly exponential since the 1960’s. Multiple factors account for this explosion of publication, But, at the base, the reward system in academia continues to favor research and publication over teaching and service. “Publish or perish”…

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