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Late last month, the UK government announced their plans to launch the Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) – an independent, scientist-led research agency to…
UK government to launch new research development agency modelled on DARPA
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The competing time demands of family and work, along with the emotional burdens arising from the pandemic pose different challenges for researchers. However, new data…
New data reveals COVID-19 has been harder on female academics
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To help researchers avoid a desk rejection decision and speed through manuscript submission, Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a technology company facilitating scientific…
Last week, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) announced the retraction of 68 articles from three of its titles – RSC Advances, RSC Medicinal Chemistry, and Food and…
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a non-profit publisher that publishes the Science group of journals, recently announced a new policy to…
While the response to the pandemic brought South Korea to limelight, it is remarkable that the number of COVID-19 papers by Korean researchers is low compared to the…
As the post-Brexit transition period was coming to an end, on December 24, the European Union (EU) and the UK struck an agreement that ends the uncertainty around UK’s…
In a bold move earlier this month, open-access journal eLife revealed that it will soon transition to a new ‘publish, then review’ policy. Starting July 2021, the…
This year, the Golden Goose awards were handed out to scientists for their momentous contribution to COVID-19 research. 
As life forced many of us to move from one type of daily normal to another, we have all been tasked with keeping the wheels of productivity turning. Many are desperately…