Editorial in Nature calls for open access data – ‘Science’s capacity for self-correction comes from its openness to scrutiny and challenge.’

An excerpt: Open your minds and share your results An open approach is the best way to maximize the benefits of research for both scientists and the public, says Geoffrey Boulton There is a compelling case for having open access to scientific papers, to enhance the efficacy and reach of scientific communication. But important though…

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Eat bugs, not meat, to “save the planet”

From Mongabay: Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered that insects produce significantly less greenhouse gas per kilogram of meat than cattle or pigs. Their study, published in the online journal PLoS, suggests that a move towards insect farming could result in a more sustainable — and affordable — form of meat production.   The rearing…