open access

publish or perish

There Are Now 8,000 Fake Science ‘Journals’ Worldwide, Researchers Say

Researchers from high-profile institutions are falling for these scams.
Bryson Masse
9.6.17
right to privacy

Scientists Are Debating Whether Animals Have a Right to Privacy

A growing number of scientists are deliberately concealing tracking data to protect their location.
Sarah Hewitt
6.5.17
fake news

Fake Science News Is Just As Bad As Fake News

A Canadian journalist set out to get a fake article published in a scientific journal.
Bryson Masse
11.25.16
Obama

​Obama's Pick For Librarian of Congress Is an Open Access Champion

She's a tech-savvy, open access champion who supporters say could help bring the nation’s largest and most important library into the digital age.
Sam Gustin
2.25.16
Science

Introducing Ledger, the First Bitcoin-Only Academic Journal

Time to get nerdy.
Alyssa Hertig
9.15.15
Science

These Charities Want to Pay for Your Access to Scientific Journals

Open access publishing comes at a price, and a group of British charities are offering to pay.
Victoria Turk
9.3.14
Culture

A Neuroscientist Risked His Research to Publish These Photos

"The public should certainly have a goddamn say in my work."
Johnny Magdaleno
6.27.14
Internet

Brewster Kahle, the Librarian of 404 Billion Websites

Kahle is an engineer-turned-digital librarian who founded the Internet Archive in 1996.
Nadja Sayej
5.13.14
New York

The New York Public Library Releases 20,000 Beautiful High-Resolution Maps

A crop of public domain maps for the public to peruse and lay over contemporary maps.
Daniel Stuckey
3.31.14
Internet

Two Years Later, Where Is Occupy's Internet?

Catching up with Isaac Wilder, who we first met during the height of Occupy actions as he and a small band of hackers set out to build the people's Internet.
Brian Anderson
3.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Inside Science Magazine's 'Sting' of Open Access Journals

Journalist calls it like the 'WikiLeaks' of open access journals.
Jason Koebler
10.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Free Wi-Fi: The Movement to Give Away Your Internet for the Sake of Humanity

We are strangely territorial when it comes to our wireless networks. The idea of someone siphoning off our precious bandwidth without paying for it is, for most people, completely unacceptable.
Keith Wagstaff
1.30.13