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News of 2004
See National Geographic's top ten picks of the oddest discoveries of the year, from cat cloning to flatulent fish.
No science articles in November.
No science articles in October.
No science articles in September.
Free Courses this Fall
The Wagner Free Institute of Science is offering free courses this fall in:
- Applied Forensic Anthropology: Tuesdays, !0/5-11/9/2004 at 7 PM at University of Penn Museum (33rd & Spruce)
- Philadelphia Trees: Mondays, 9/27/-10/25/2004 at 6:30 PM at the Independence Branch Library (7th & Market)
- Collections of the Wagner Free Institute of Science and Academy of Natural Sciences: Thursdays, 9/23-11/18/2004 at 6:30 PM at the Institute and Academy.
No Science articles in July.
Tool allows open-access
New directory lets users search and retrieve articles from about 270 open-access journals.
Double check casts
doubt on science statistics
Errors found in Nature and BMJ papers.
No Science articles in May.
Change The Way Scientists Conduct Research. Narragansett - Apr 07, 2004
When Dr. Robert Ballard went on a scientific expedition to Black Sea this past summer, he was able to take with him virtually any scientist or student who wanted to go. With the capability of Internet2 and a high bandwidth satellite link, scientists, for the first time, were able to work on the ocean floor from the comfort of their university laboratories.
American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) spring 2004 meeting is at Eastern University on April 17th. Prof. David Unander will be speaking on the genetics of race and our Christian responsibility to bring peace and reconciliation to our world. RSVP by April 16th to email@example.com.
Web debate: Access to the scientific literature
The Internet is profoundly changing how scientists work and publish. Click here for our free focus on the issues that are shaping the publishing horizon, updated weekly. This weeks debate includes articles by co-founder of the Public Library of Science, and Sciences Editor-in-Chief Donald Kennedy.
Journal editors reveal researchers' wicked ways. 4 March 2004.
Funded Research Be Free And Available To The Public? Stanford - Mar
Last October, a small, San Francisco-based organization known as the Public Library of Science (PloS) shook up the scientific publishing world when it launched a free, online journal called PloS Biology.
All the latest news from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Seattle, one of the largest gatherings of international scientists and reporters of the year. 12-16 February 2004.
Free Courses offered by Wagner Free Institute of Science:
- Expeditions in Paleontology: January 31 to April 3, 2004 Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 A.M. at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Use 19th Street entrance. Taught by William Gallagher.
- Other courses, Genetic Aspects of Infectious Diseases, Plant Anatomy, Changing Flora of the Philadelphia Area, and Natural History since Aristotle.
Top Science Stories of 2003
For some, this year in science may be remembered more for its disasters than its successes. On January 16 the space shuttle Columbia launched to great fanfare, only to fail tragically on reentry 16 days later. Then came news of the mysterious and lethal disease known as SARS, which sparked worldwide panic. And a midsummer blackout stretching from Ontario to New York served as a vivid reminder of how dependent we are on a fragile power grid. Amid these calamities, however, a number of noteworthy achievements unfolded. China became the third nation to send people into space; paleontologists working in Ethiopia unearthed the oldest known members of our species; researchers applied virtual reality to colonoscopies and autopsies with stunning results. In addition, the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA and the centennial of powered flight served as springboards for reflection on the bigger picture of scientific progress.
Geographic: Our Top Ten News Stories of 2003
"Flying" sharks and Bigfoot lead our year-end roundup of the top National Geographic News stories.