A study to be presented in Toronto this June at the International Conference on Electronic Publishing measures the prevalence of open-access publishing. The study’s authors estimated that 4.6 percent of all papers published in 2006 were accessible in primary open-access journals, and an additional 3.5 percent were available after embargo.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

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