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Marcia McNutt - "Climate Change: It's All About the Ocean!"

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 News & Views   Last Updated: 25 Oct 2013  



ScienceInsider Reports: "NIH Reverses Course, Will Move Up Peer-Review Meetings".    24/10/13

    Responding to an outcry from researchers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revised its plan to delay more than 200 grant application review meetings. [More]


An Expert Panel on the ARC & NHMRC's Open Access Policies Regarding Public Funding Research.    21/10/13

    The Australian Open Access Support Group and The Australian National University recently co-hosted an expert panel to discuss and explore these policies. [More]


Nature Puts Impact Under the Microscope.    18/10/13 [More]


Science's Current and Immediate Past Editor-in-Chief Introduce "Science in the Classroom (SitC)".    18/10/13

    Being well informed about science is not the same thing as understanding science…What is needed is methods for importing some knowledge of the tactics and strategy of science to those who are not scientists. [More]


Alan Trounson to Step Down as Director of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.    18/10/13

     Australian Alan Trounson, has led California’s US$3 billion stem cell institute for nearly 6 years. [More]


Science: "U.S. Shutdown Ends: Back to Work!" ---- Nature: "US Government Shutdown Ends"    17/10/13 [More]


2013 Prize in Economic Sciences Honouring Alfred Nobel Awarded For Empirical Analysis of Asset Prices.    15/10/13

    The 2013 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded jointly to Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller. [More


Four Peak Bodies for Research Universities Publish Joint Statement as to Aims.    14/10/13

    The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Consortium of China 9 Research Universities (C9), the Group of Eight Australia (Go8), and the League of European Research Universities (LERU) --  issued the statement following their annual meeting held this year in Hefei, China. [More


Australia's Chief Scientist Issues Climate Change: The Story So Far.    12/10/13

     A new paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist yesterday summarises the changes to the global climate... [More]


2013 Nobel Prize in Literature is Awarded to the Canadian Author Alice Munro.    11/10/13 [More]


The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Karplus, Levitt and Warshel.    10/10/13

     for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems. [More]


What Do the Data Actually Tell Us About the Risks Associated With Fracking? 09/10/13

    With all the polarized discussion about fracking in the news lately, what does the evidence and data actually tell us about the risks associated with this extraction process? [More]


2013 Nobel Physics Prize to François Englert and Peter Higgs.    09/10/13

    for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles... [More]


2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Announced.    08/10/13

    For discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. [More]


Australia's Coalition Governmental Research Policy Looks Increasingly as Though it Were Designed by a Camel.    07/10/13

     Education Department gets "Research Policy -- Science Research Policy goes to Industry -- Long Live the ARC. [More]


Australia's Climate Council is Up and Running --Banks $1M -- Issues First two Reports.    07/10/13

    With the Abbott government's abolition of the Climate Commission its Council has formed the The Climate Council. [More


 Science Devotes Over 25 pages of its October 4, 2013 Issue to Pressures and the Predators Affecting Scientific  Communication.    04/10/13

     The fourteen contributions, plus Marcia McNutt's editorial "Improving Scientific Communication", run the gamut from "The Rise of Open Access " to "Scholarly Communication: Cultural Contexts, Evolving Models " [More]


Nature's Report on Australia's Governmental Change.    02/10/13

    [T]he Coalition administration has begun to kill off some of the main government agencies tasked with tackling climate change. [More]


The Australian Mathematical Society 2013 Medallist -- Dr Craig Westerland.    01/10/13

    Ian Chubb: "Mathematics is the only subject whose study consistently enhances performance across all fields of science." [More]  



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