Nature: A dataset of publication records for Nobel laureates

Nature: A dataset of publication records for Nobel laureates. “Despite a long-standing interest in the careers of scientific elites across diverse disciplines, it remains difficult to collect large-scale career histories that could serve as training sets for systematic empirical and theoretical studies. Here, by combining unstructured data collected from CVs, university websites, and Wikipedia, together with the publication and citation database from Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), we reconstructed publication histories of nearly all Nobel prize winners from the past century, through both manual curation and algorithmic disambiguation procedures.”

Quartz: A new Twitter account is outing shoddy reporting in science stories

Quartz: A new Twitter account is outing shoddy reporting in science stories. “In this era of fake news, it’s not unusual for social media users—including the US president—to accuse journalists of doing bad work. Sadly, when it comes to coverage of scientific studies especially, there’s some truth to these accusations. Science writers do sometimes overstate claims based on research findings, and now one Twitter account exists solely to highlight a particular variety of these misleading stories.”

Scroll.in: Scientists are studying your tweets, YouTube videos, Instagram posts. Is that ethical?

Scroll.in: Scientists are studying your tweets, YouTube videos, Instagram posts. Is that ethical?. “Who do you think reads your social media posts? You might assume that only your followers see your tweets and status updates  – but someone else might be taking a close look. Scientists are increasingly using public social media data for research, and they are not just examining tweets  – they also delve into your online dating profiles, your Yelp reviews, your Instagram posts, your YouTube videos, and even your comments on articles like this one.”

PR Newswire: Journals Published by Arab Research Community Set to Benefit From Greater Global Visibility (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Journals Published by Arab Research Community Set to Benefit From Greater Global Visibility (PRESS RELEASE). “An agreement between the Association of Arab Universities and Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has been reached to co-create the Arab Journals Platform, an open electronic network of scholarly journals that will help raise awareness of leading research carried out in the Arab world.”

Wired: China Is Catching Up To The Us In AI Research—fast

Wired: China Is Catching Up To The Us In AI Research—fast. “AT THE WORLD’S top computer-vision conference last June, Google and Apple sponsored an academic contest that challenged algorithms to make sense of images from twin cameras collected under varied conditions, such as sunny and poor weather. Artificial intelligence software proficient at that task could help the US tech giants with money-making projects such as autonomous cars or augmented reality. But the winner was an institution with very different interests and allegiances: China’s National University of Defense Technology, a top military academy of the People’s Liberation Army.”

Phys .org: All publicly funded Australian research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read

Phys .org: All publicly funded Australian research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read. “What happens to research that is funded by taxpayers? A lot ends up in subscription-only journals, protected from the eyes of most by a paywall. But a new initiative known as Plan S could change that. Plan S focuses on making all publicly funded research immediately fully and freely available by open access publication.”