That's a Lot of Ink

Duncan Hull at O'Really? contemplates the number of scientific journal articles that have been published over the last 350 years. PubMed, the blogger notes, has more than 19 million citations — "around one paper per minute is added to this database (on average)," he adds. "But even this enormous database excludes large swathes of published articles in physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering and computer science not deemed 'worthy' of indexing by the United States National Library of Medicine," Hull writes.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.