Like many scientist-editors of journals published by nonprofit scientific societies, I have a love-hate relationship with Sci-Hub, the website operated out of Russia that provides access to 50 million pirated scientific articles to researchers worldwide (see the News story on p. 508). I recognize the underlying motivation of bringing global research content […]
In science news around the world, the European Commission pledges €1 billion for its third Flagship project, quantum technologies, the German government extends funding for its Excellence Initiative to create a German "Ivy League" indefinitely, an independent report finds that the Mexican government obstructed an investigation into the disappearanc […]
An avalanche of new research illuminates the strange swirls of light and dark peppering the moon's surface, suggesting that the satellite's weak magnetic field offers a surprisingly strong shield to parts of the lunar crust.
The White House has endorsed a proposal where the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration would provide oversight of "non-traditional" commercial space activities, eliminating a policy barrier for proposed missions beyond Earth orbit.