Wall Street Journal: NIH Seeks One Million Volunteers for Medical Database

Wall Street Journal: NIH Seeks One Million Volunteers for Medical Database. “The National Institutes of Health has begun recruiting volunteers for a $1.46 billion medical database that will eventually comprise data on more than one million people, an effort to discern the genetic underpinnings of a range of diseases and even of healthy aging. The endeavor by the nation’s leading government medical-research entity is aimed at deciphering the workings of poorly understood maladies ranging from cancers to migraines to dementia.”

Boing Boing: Thousands of prominent AI researchers tell Nature they won’t have anything to do with its new paywalled journal

Boing Boing: Thousands of prominent AI researchers tell Nature they won’t have anything to do with its new paywalled journal . “Over 2,000 prominent AI researchers, including esteemed industry figures from the biggest of Big Tech, have signed an open letter to Nature telling it that they will not “submit to, review, or edit” its new, closed-access ‘Nature Machine Intelligence.'”

Wired: What Happens When Science Just Disappears?

Wired: What Happens When Science Just Disappears? . “KAY DICKERSIN KNEW she was leaping to the front lines of scholarly publication when she joined The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials. Scientific print-publishing was—and still is—slow and cumbersome, and reading its results sometimes required researchers to go to the library. But as associate editor at this electronic peer-reviewed journal—one of the very first, launched in the summer of 1992—Dickersin was poised to help bring scientists into the new digital age.”

The Simple Guide to Annotations: How to Annotate PDFs, Ebooks, Images, and Websites (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: The Simple Guide to Annotations: How to Annotate PDFs, Ebooks, Images, and Websites. “The right kinds of annotations in the right place can help you remember more and be more productive. On the web, annotations are also valuable when you’re collaborating on documents with a team. But how do annotations help you? And how can you start annotating what you read in a way that isn’t difficult or inconvenient? Here’s everything you need to know about annotations in the digital age.”

EurekAlert: How social media helps scientists get the message across

EurekAlert: How social media helps scientists get the message across . “Analyzing the famous academic aphorism ‘publish or perish’ through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists and conservation scientists wanted to see whether communicating their new research discoveries through social media–primarily Twitter–eventually leads to higher citations years down the road. Turns out, the tweets are worth the time investment.”

Nature: Web of Science owner buys tool that offers one-click access to journal articles

Nature: Web of Science owner buys tool that offers one-click access to journal articles. “The owner of the large scholarly search engine Web of Science — Clarivate Analytics — has bought a start-up company whose tool gives researchers one-click, legal access to journal articles even when off campus. Clarivate announced on 10 April that it had acquired the London-based company, called Kopernio, and said it will integrate the tool into its Web of Science database service, to which more than 7,500 institutions worldwide subscribe. It did not disclose the value of the deal.”

Medium: What are the ten most cited sources on Wikipedia? Let’s ask the data.

Medium: What are the ten most cited sources on Wikipedia? Let’s ask the data.. “Citations are the foundation of Wikipedia’s reliability: they trace the connection between content added by our community of volunteer contributors and its sources. For readers, citations provide a mechanism to validate and check for themselves that what Wikipedia says is sound and trustworthy: they act as a gateway towards a broader ecosystem of reliable knowledge. In an effort to spearhead more research on where Wikipedia gets its facts from, and to celebrate Open Citations Month, we asked ourselves: what are the most cited sources across all of Wikipedia’s language editions?”