Science Booming

Scientists, as a group, have been quite busy, and have been for quite some time. They have increased the number of papers and research findings they publish at a rate of around eight to nine percent per year, according to a new analysis.

That means researchers around the world have been roughly doubling global scientific output every nine years, two bibliometric analysts say, as Nature reports.

But how long has this trend been going on?

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