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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Public wants NASA to Monitor Asteroids/objects that Could hit the Earth

Public wants NASA to Monitor Asteroids/objects that Could hit the Earth

NASA’s priorities appear to be out of whack with what the public wants
"The public thinks that we should have a space program that saves Earth."
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/nasas-priorities-appear-to-be-out-of-whack-with-what-the-public-wants/

One of the highest public support for NASA priorities is:
"..."monitor asteroids/objects that could hit the Earth" (62 percent)."
Majority of Americans Believe It Is Essential That the U.S. Remain
a Global Leader in Space Despite the increasing role of private
companies in space exploration, most believe NASA’s role is still
vital for future, Pew Research Center, June 6, 2018
http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/06/06/majority-of-americans-believe-it-is-essential-that-the-u-s-remain-a-global-leader-in-space/

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Aliens Are Real, But Humans Will Probably Kill Them All

Aliens Are Real, But Humans Will Probably Kill Them All

Yet another paper about extraterrestrial intelligence and
the Fermi paradox. It is interesting to see that the lack of
solid evidence does not inhibit writing about a subject.

Aliens Are Real, But Humans Will Probably Kill Them All, New Paper Says
By Brandon Specktor, Live Science, June 1, 2018
https://www.livescience.com/62715-first-in-last-out-fermi-paradox-answer.html


"First in, last out" solution to the Fermi Paradox Alexander Berezin
(Submitted on 20 Mar 2018 (v1), last revised 27 Mar 2018 (this version, v2)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08425

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.08425.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

Beware of Predatory Journals

Beware of Predatory Journals

I get two to four invitations a month from such dodgy journals.
They are titled as to either mimic real scientific journals or sound
like legitimate publications.

Thirteen ways to spot a ‘predatory journal’ (and why we
shouldn’t call them that) Larissa Shamseer and David
Moher have taken a close look at what it is that sets
dodgy journals apart from the rest, March 27, 2017
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/thirteen-ways-to-spot-a-predatory-journal-and-why-we-shouldnt-call-them-that

Rise in 'predatory publishers' has sparked a warning for
scientists and researchers By Chris McLoughlin, ABC News,
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/rise-in-predatory-publishers-sparks-warning-for-researchers/9640950

Allen, M., 2018. Beware the Predatory Journal: It’s Not Just Fieldwork
That is Dangerous. SAA Archaeological Record. 18(3) pp. 6-9.
http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/Publications/thesaaarchrec/SAA_Record_May_2018%20FINAL%20WEB%205.10.18.pdf
http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=496953&view=contentsBrowser#{"issue_id":496953,"view":"contentsBrowser"}

Johal, J., Ward, R., Gielecki, J., Walocha, J., Natsis, K., Tubbs, R.S. and
Loukas, M., 2017. Beware of the predatory science journal: a potential
threat to the integrity of medical research. Clinical Anatomy. 30(6)
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316992936_Beware_of_the_Predatory_Science_Journal_A_Potential_Threat_to_the_Integrity_of_Medical_Research

Beware! Academics are getting reeled in by scam journals
The number of predatory publishers is skyrocketing – and they’re
eager to pounce on unsuspecting scholars.
By Alex Gillis, University Affairs, January 17, 2017
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/beware-academics-getting-reeled-scam-journals/

Yours,

Paul H.