Tired of the profiteering in academic publishing? Vote with your feet.

Are you an academic? Want to do less, and make your research accessible to all? Read on. Academic publishing companies make vast profits by selling access to scientific research papers. The industry had around 23 billion US dollars in revenue in 2017, and the profit margins are outrageous. Researchers do the work, other researchers (as …

Evolution of immune systems during invasion

It goes without saying, perhaps, that your immune system is important to you. Without it, you’d rapidly be consumed by bacteria and fungus, and in the short while it took for these to kill you, viruses would be raging out of control, and worms would be having a field day. Your immune system is important. …