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Roughly one-third of 171 top academic journals surveyed offer no info on the type of peer review they use, and 40% have ambiguous preprint rules


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The company’s multi-purpose coating concept can increase the fuel efficiency of ships and reduce the risk of infection in hospitals


Reduction adds to 2000 layoffs announced in April, and is intended to save the company $110–120 million annually


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Ionomer coating improves gas transport to electrode surface


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2D gold nanosheets self-assemble into pliable material


Simulations help scientists identify elusive mechanism generating atmospheric sulfuric acid


Cubic ice without stacking defects could help improve understanding of ice polymorphism

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