Following the election of Donald Trump as President Elect The Science Advisory Board published a poll to gauge the response of the scientific community, both within the USA and around the world. Our findings support the media’s portrayal of a scientific community that is uneasy about the future of scientific research and progress under the new administration.
The Zika virus is contracted through mosquito bites, and is a single-stranded RNA virus, related to dengue, chikungunya, and west nile viruses. The Aedes aegypti, specifically is the mosquito able to transmit this virus and is found in the Southern US. Outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Americas and the Pacific Islands. The best way to protect against the virus is to avoid mosquito bites, such as using insect repellents, netting, etc.
Timo Hannay, former director of Nature.com, and current director of Digital Science, answers questions about the new “free to view” program allowing subscribers to share full text read-only scientific articles through tracked links.
Subscribers to 49 journals on nature.com can now share full-text articles of interest with colleagues who do not have a subscription via a shareable web link. ReadCube, a software platform similar to Apple’s iTunes, will be used to host and display read-only versions of their articles. This new initiative will be available to scientists and students at more than 6,000 universities and organizations worldwide, and serve more than 10 million monthly visitors to the site. 100 media outlets and blogs across the globe that report on the findings of articles published on nature.com will also be able to provide their readers with a link to a full text, read-only view of the original scientific paper. This sharing is intended for personal, non-commercial use. (Press Release)
We are proud to announce the launch of the new Science Advisory Board on November 8th, 2014.
The Science Advisory Board®, based in Arlington Virginia, has undergone many changes since it first launched in 1997. It was originally founded as a professional social network, back when Internet forums were becoming popular and Mark Zuckerberg was starting high school. Ahead of its time, The Science Advisory Board® managed to thrive and grow for 17 years, undergoing two complete makeovers leading up to the launch of this new platform.