Today in Europe there is a growing trend toward establishing venture-capital funds that are sourced exclusively by a major corporation. 

Some big pharmaceutical firms have recognized the potential rewards for nurturing small start-up firms—namely, novel IP—and have begun putting together modest funds of their own to pursue them. 

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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