Publicly funded British research will be freely accessible to citizens within 2 years

It's been a big year for proponents of the open-science revolution. In January, an angry blog post quickly transformed into a clarion call within the scientific community over the exorbitant cost of academic journal subscriptions. In May, the British government announced it would be collaborating with Wikipedia… »7/16/12 4:30pm7/16/12 4:30pm


Will private schools soon be the only places where students can learn about science?

The United Kingdom's science minister, David Willetts, thinks that private and international investments can help establish the UK as a world leader in scientific and technological research. But is Willett's plan really feasible? And if it is, is it one the United States could utilize as well? »1/05/12 2:04pm1/05/12 2:04pm