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While Jonathan Eisen can probably recite open access policies by heart, the rest of us could use a primer. This post from Science Commons clears up the difference between "strong" open access (freely available for any use) and "weak" open access (free, but with limited permission to use it). Check out the explanation from Peter Suber for more.

 

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.