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Opinion: “Plan S” falls short for society publishers—and for the researchers they serve

Marcia McNutt

February 12, 2019 116(7)

Several aspects of the proposal, which aims to expand open access, require serious discussion and, in some cases, a rethink. Image credit: Dave Cutler (artist).

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Core Concept: Solving Peto’s Paradox to better understand cancer

Viviane Callier, Science Writer

February 5, 2019 116 (6)

Several large or long-lived animals seem strangely resistant to developing cancer. Elucidating the reasons why could lead to promising cancer-fighting strategies in humans. Image credit: frimages.

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Opinion: To curate the molecular past, museums need a carefully considered set of best practices

Rita M. Austin, Sabrina B. Sholts, LaShanda Williams, Logan Kistler, and Courtney A. Hofman

January 29, 2019 116 (5)

Researchers and curators need to better address the challenges of curating ancient biomolecules. Image credit: Chip Clark (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC).

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News Feature: What are the limits of deep learning?

M. Mitchell Waldrop, Science Writer

January 22, 2019 116 (4)

The much-ballyhooed artificial intelligence approach boasts impressive feats but still falls short of human brainpower. Researchers are determined to figure out what’s missing. Image credit:



Climate change and forest diversity
Daniel Wieczynski and Van Savage show how climate affects the diversity of forests.

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