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Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub leaves some scientists uneasy

22 June 2018

Andrew Silver

They fear the online platform will become less open, but other researchers say the buyout could make GitHub more useful.

When it comes to reproducible science, Git is code for success

11 June 2018

Jeffrey Perkel

And the key to its popularity is the online repository and social network, GitHub.

Indian university rankings inherently inconsistent

9 April 2018

Thomas Manuel

Anomalies in the third national assessment of Indian institutions intensify criticisms of linking the exercise to funding.

Help wanted: Industry seeks science alliances

7 December 2017

Katharine Gammon

Companies publishing high-quality research are looking to academia for assistance.

Scramble for US science dollars set to intensify

10 November 2017

Scott Andes and Daniel Correa

Even if the biggest cuts since World War II don't eventuate, alternative funding sources must be found. 

How Chinese and US researchers recreated a 5000-year-old beer recipe

13 January 2017

Yanli Wang

A discovery in an ancient Chinese pot would reveal one of the oldest records of beer production.