Mario Gruber wrote a new post, This Week in Science (May 22 – 29) – 1st Anniversary! 4 years, 3 months ago
You want to have a reference point of where to find the best recent scientific and technological breakthroughs? Here they are, in the weekly science compilations. Share them with friends and family, online or in […]
There is wayyy more where this comes from – not just the latest science news compilations, but one place with the best popular science content on the web, everything about your favorite scientists and much more: http://bit.ly/UCProject
All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas.
About time too, but it should extend to all research papers. Their authors are educated in schools in whole or in part funded by the public, and in publicly funded universities. The ideas on which they develop their research are predicated on three thousand years of research by people who often starved to death in garrets, then the mega business community, which thrives in the world of communal, national and international relationships, effort and law, steps in and is able to claim as its exclusive property, the knowledge it has built on all this public effort.
No-one wants to deprive the commercial scientific world of just rewards for its efforts, but the whole issue of intellectual property rights is way out of control. Even human genes can be patented.
Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
The floor belongs to Rabindranath Tagore.
Mario Gruber @ #1
The link in post #1 doesn’t work because the web domain has been changed. The current working domain for The Ultimate Collection Project is https://wakelet.com/@ucp
@Jeremy.. Yea I know, it’s changed to be shorter. But now a lot of people are having problems accessing it. Maybe it should be changed back…
@Alan4discussion: It was just added to this week’s edition and it’s live already 😉 Being posted soon.