Many of the words used by scientists when reviewing manuscripts, job candidates and grant applications – words such as incremental, novelty, mechanism, descriptive and impact – have lost their meaning.
Classifying “known unknowns” in metagenomic surveys reveals new viral sequences.
eLife - the journalSearches for new DNA sequences often recover an overwhelming number of viral sequences that cannot be classified using traditional approaches. Yet one group of researchers has now successfully characterised thousands of these "known unknowns"
The trajectory of global climate change will strongly affect the ability of plants to grow. However, contrary to what one might think, the plants in the hottest regions will not always be those immediately hit hardest. “Since it will become even...
eLife - the journalCongratulations to Deputy Editor Detlef Weigel (@plantevolution) for being awarded the 2020 Novozymes Prize by @novonordiskfond. The award is in recognition of "the outstanding research he has undertaken during his entire research career"
A new study examines how 40,000 single yeast cells adjust the way they activate their genes in response to the environment, and uses the dataset to understand how these changes are regulated.
eLife - the journalA new study examines how 40,000 single yeast cells adjust the way they activate their genes in response to the environment, and uses the dataset to understand how these changes are regulated
eLife - the journalWe've been publishing the decision letters and author responses for all papers since 2016 (and before that, when authors had the opportunity to opt out, less than 1% decided against having the peer review material published)
eLife - the journalReviewer 3 said: "the authors have taken a bold step in putting together a much warranted open-access database that enables transparency, collaboration and potential likelihood of reproducibility" elifesciences.org/articles/49630… #fromthedecisionletter
In an open letter led by PLOS, eLife joins other publishers and societies in support of the proposed White House policy regarding federally funded research.
eLife - the journalWe believe that free and open access to research has the potential to revolutionise the scientific enterprise.
For that reason, we're proud to have signed the open letter led by @PLOS that was delivered to the Trump Administration on Friday. #OAintheUSA
In this episode we hear about bomb-proof tardigrades, how tuberculosis gets transmitted between cows and badgers, why ants do not get stuck in traffic jams, the state of mental health in academia and more.