Science and Society Writer, USA Today
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news.sciencemag.org — Credit: The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment More than 150 prominent scientists and 75 scientific groups from around the world today took a stand against using impact factors, a measure of how often a journal is cited, to gauge the quality of an individual's work.
kiera wilmot no prosecution: Kiera Wilmot, the Polk County student who faced two felony charges resulting from a small explosion she caused, will not be prosecuted - OrlandoSentinel.comorlandosentinel.com — Kiera Wilmot, the Polk County girl who caused a small explosion on her high school campus by mixing household products, will not face criminal charges, the State Attorney's Office said this afternoon. Kiera, 16, was a student at Bartow High School until last month when she was arrested after she mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a water bottle on school grounds, a police report stated.
llnl.gov — Lawrence Livermore announces voluntary separation program Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will offer a voluntary separation program for up to 600 employees, Director Parney Albright announced today. The National Nuclear Security Administration has approved the Self-Select Voluntary Separation Program (SSVSP), which will be available to all career employees and will offer one week of "consideration pay," or base salary per year of continuous service, up to 26 weeks.
onlinelibrary.wiley.com — Review Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013 DOI: 10.1111/acps.12146 Issue Additional Information How to Cite Read J, Cain A.
books.google.com — Toward what end does the U.S. government support science and technology? How do the legacies and institutions of the past constrain current efforts to restructure federal research policy? Not since the end of World War II have these questions been so pressing, as scientists and policymakers debate anew the desirability and purpose of a federal agenda for funding research.
sciencemag.org — This Editorial coincides with the release of the San Francisco declaration on research Assessment (DORA), the outcome of a gathering of concerned scientists at the December 2012 meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.* To correct distortions in the evaluation of scientific research, DORA aims to stop the use of the "journal impact factor" in judging an individual scientist's work.
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