A fast-track peer-review trial is in the news. A Nature Publishing Group (NPG) -owned journal's editorial board member has resigned in protest over a pilot project where researchers pay for faster peer review. Mark Maslin, Since March 24, authors of biology papers who pay an additional $750 can enjoy a fast track where the journal decides on the submission within three weeks. Nanoscale physics underlie new telecommunications technology. Nov 23, 2015 0
A new study, published in the journal Nature, shows that some Amazonian Native Americans descend partly from a Native American population that carried ancestry more closely related to the indigenous peoples of
Nature Publishing Group's (NPG) journal Scientific Reports has introduced a trial for a fast-track peer review system, which authors can use if they pay an additional fee. The announcement has been met with widespread
In the first quantitative study on status behaviour in a stable group of domestic dogs, Dutch researchers have identified and categorised dog behaviours most consistently associated with dominance and submission. submission. The new study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, adds some quantitative data to a debate usually infused with opinion. This story is published courtesy of The Conversation (under Creative Commons-Attribution/No derivatives).
In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Gerald Carter and Gerald Wilkinson describe their study involving caged vampire bats, videotaping and the ways that vampire bats share their food. In this new study, the research pair wanted to know if the shared feeding only occurred among family members, and if such gestures were a form of reciprocal altruism—did they feed others as a general way of life, or did they Related Stories
Dr Zanna Clay, from the University of Birmingham's School of Psychology, who led the study, said: 'When I studied the bonobos in their native setting in Congo, I was struck by how frequent their peeps were, and how many different contexts they produce them in. It became However, before language develops, human babies can produce a group of calls- called 'protophones'- independently of their emotional state. More from Biology and Medical. Related Stories
Newly formed groups of monk parakeets do not show evidence that they perceive rank, yet an awareness of it emerges quickly, after about a week of interactions, which is when individuals direct aggression more frequently against The study published today in the PLOS Computational Biology sheds new light on how socially complex animal societies evolve and how dominance hierarchies are established. . Feature Stories · Latest news · Week's top · Archive.
Domestic cats do not generally see their owners as a focus of safety and security in the same way that dogs do, according to new research published today. The study by animal behavior specialists at the University of Lincoln,
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