A global study of 7000 researchers suggests that unclear publishing policies place an extra burden on scientists who don’t speak English as their first language. A significant proportion of respondents revealed that preparing manuscripts for English-language journals is the most challenging step in the publication process. A considerable percentage even did not have a solid understanding of some aspects of publication ethics or were not familiar with standard ethics-related guidelines and bodies. The publishing industry should work on how to minimize the additional burden on authors.
Population ecologist William Rees warns of an impending “population correction” due to unsustainable human growth and resource consumption. Earth’s 8 billion population strains the ecosphere, with potential for civilizational collapse before the century’s end. Rees attributes this to our evolutionary traits driving overconsumption and short-term thinking, amplified by fossil fuels. Climate change and mass extinction […]
A large-scale study conducted by researchers at Columbia University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard has found that taking a daily multivitamin supplement can slow down age-related memory decline in older adults. Over 3,500 adults aged 60+ were assigned a multivitamin or placebo for three years. After the first year, memory improved in the multivitamin group, […]
Scientists in the Japanese sleep institute have found in their research that active components rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress, thus helping in having sound sleep. Reference Link: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170905/Active-component-rich-in-sugarcane-may-ameliorate-stress-help-having-sound-sleep.aspx