China has overtaken the US to become the biggest contributor to nature-science journals, in a sign of the country’s growing influence in the world of academic research. Read more
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Calls to transform the European Union’s research repository into a “collective, non-profit, large-scale publishing service for the public good” that could rival commercial publishers have been described as “naïve” and a distraction to the open-access mission by experts. Read more
More than 40 leading scientists have resigned en masse from the editorial board of a top science journal in protest at what they describe as the “greed” of publishing giant Elsevier. Read more
Further security service-directed restrictions could deal ‘serious blow’ to West’s China studies and isolate Chinese academics Read more
Scientific community counts nation’s economic losses from two decades of underinvestment but can’t budge Trudeau government Read more
New rules in China to regulate gene editing in humans don't go far enough, a leading expert has warned scientists. Read more
Troves of ancient artefacts unearthed during building and infrastructure works are gathering dust in warehouses as England's museums run out of space, the BBC has learned. Read more
US’ leading basic research funder says links in grant applications compromise security and fairness, but scientists call the ban antiquated Read more
The UK's new cabinet minister for science says that she will have a "relentless focus" on using research to make people's lives better. Read more
The British Antarctic Survey says it has seen nothing so far that would endanger its Halley research station, following Sunday's big iceberg calving. Read more