Scientists find 'black holes' at sea: The ocean whirlpools from which nothing can ever escape - not even water
Eddies are so tightly surrounded by water paths that nothing can escape. Scientists have found they are mathematically equivalent to black holes
The findings may help explain the spread of pollution in the world's oceans. It could also help better determine how eddies effect ocean temperatures
Three lies that built a revolution
The myth is that Matthew Shepard was martyred by redneck homophobes. A stunning new book by a gay journalist debunks this.
Richard Knox at NPR Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee
When medical research is published in a peer-reviewed journal, the presumption is that the study has been reviewed for accuracy. The advent of open-access journals has made it easier to get published. But when a journalist sent an obviously faked paper, dozens of open-access journals said they'd be happy to publish it, for a fee.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 9, 2013 11:27 AM | Permalink
That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by Science, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science (and who doesn't?).