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The $450 question: Should journals pay peer reviewers?

Payment advocates expect quicker, better reviews but opponents fear unsustainable costs

Brazil’s first homemade satellite will put an extra eye on dwindling Amazon forests

The long-awaited launch of Amazonia-1 is a major test for Brazilian science

Kinky and absurd: The first AI-written play isn’t Shakespeare—but it has its moments

Artificial intelligence generates a story about a robot trying to understand humanity

Graves of nearly 600 cats and dogs in ancient Egypt may be world’s oldest pet cemetery

Finds suggest Roman-era owners formed strong emotional bonds with their companion animals

New, more inclusive journal policies ease author name changes on published papers

The shift will help researchers who change their names midcareer, including transgender scientists

Dutch research funding agency, paralyzed by ransomware attack, refuses to pay up

Hackers seeking to extort Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research release confidential documents

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