• 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:

    • 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

    • @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.