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Royal Society to make scientific IDs mandatory for its journals

In a bid to eliminate confusing academic social networks and name mix-ups, the Royal Society has announced today that authors submitting to its journals will have to provide a scientific passport.

Rubio wants to expand for-profit schools’ role in higher ed

On the presidential campaign trail, Marco Rubio likes to poke fun at a higher education system that he says churns out droves of liberal arts majors saddled with student loan debt and dim job prospects.

Orphaned planet and twin Earths that ‘could share life’ revealed

From a world 11 times more massive than Jupiter to a pair of Earth-like planets that may house life, scientists have revealed a host of fascinating new findings about our galactic neighbors.