Scientists reading habits may be leveling off

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Scholarly articles in digital forms overtook printed ones, but survey suggests increase in reading may have reached a peak.

A 35-year trend of researchers reading ever more scholarly papers seems to be leveling off. In 2012, US scientists and social scientists estimated that they read, on average, 22 scholarly articles per month (or 264 per year). That is, statistically, not different from what they reported in an identical survey last conducted in 2005. It is the first time since the reading-habit questionnaire began in 1977 that manuscript consumption has not increased.

 

 

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Are algorithms better storytellers than human journalists?

Articles don’t read like robots wrote them.

Narrative Science has developed an algorithm that produces a computer-written news story about every 30 seconds, Wired reports. The articles run on the websites of respected publishers like Forbes, as well as other Internet media powers (many of which are keeping their identities private).

 

 

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Pushing the iLimits

Pushing the iLimits  

 iFart Mobile developed by internet entrepreneur and best selling author Joel Comm

The mother of invention is probably wagging a finger at creative genius Joel Comm as he wears a smug smile. One can easily appreciate Comm’s remarkable Internet marketing genius. Everyone has thought of it, but he’s among the few who puts ideas – no matter how crazy – to work. By the way, mother probably wants to think twice about pulling Comm’s finger.

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