A short video about the words we use for counting and how biology influences both language and math.
When was the last time everyone you knew experienced the same piece of culture at the same time? Is the age of shared cultural experiences over?
A recent opinion paper by Richard Poynder @rickypo offers analysis and prognostication with regard to the current state and future prospects of #openaccess and the open access movement.
Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world.
How do they get the lead in the pencil? All will be revealed in today’s video.
The Washington Post looks at the long history of vaccine skepticism.
A look at the most popular social media networks by users over time.
A simulation of what Neil Armstrong saw as he guided the lunar module in for a landing made via NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
We’re off for the US Independence Day holiday. Celebrate with the Staple Singers.
The fifth annual Peer Review Week will take place from September 16-20, 2019. In this post, co-founder Alice Meadows reflects on its history and achievements, and looks forward to this year’s celebrations.
A look back at a glorious Apple promotional video from 1987, as the company predicted a rosy future while just on the edge of its darkest period.
Remembering one of the founding fathers of molecular biology and modern genetics, Sydney Brenner.
In our day to day lives as publishers, we too often lose track of the long term. A University of Oxford plan provides a stellar example of how to think about the far future.
Guest author Rob Schlesinger encourages a rethink of the common requirement that graduate students publish their dissertations.
A recycling center in New York has become the go-to library for film and television studios looking for vintage electronic props.