US’ leading basic research funder says links in grant applications compromise security and fairness, but scientists call the ban antiquated Read more
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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
New rules in China to regulate gene editing in humans don't go far enough, a leading expert has warned scientists. Read more
Scientific community counts nation’s economic losses from two decades of underinvestment but can’t budge Trudeau government Read more
Further security service-directed restrictions could deal ‘serious blow’ to West’s China studies and isolate Chinese academics 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
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
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
Centre-periphery model of higher education ‘already obsolete’, with strong research output from a growing number of nations, scholar tells Boston conference Read more
Surge in downloads ‘reflects industry failure’ to meet sector’s needs amid rising demand for papers, researchers say Read more