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According to the Thomson Reuters National Science Indicators, an annual database that records the number of articles published in about 12,000 internationally recognized journals: – The Asia-Pacific region increased its global share of published science articles from 13 percent in the early 1980s to just over 30 percent in 2009 – China is leading the…

So

It’s summer and Seed’s running a few classic articles online. This weekend, read about “So”… The language of science, with its specialized vocabulary and clipped rhythm, has a distinctive architecture. The functional elegance of this rarefied speak is uniquely captured in one of its most inconspicuous words: “so.” This isn’t “so” the intensifier (“so expensive”);…

Are Humans Homogenizing the World?

From The Atlantic‘s Niraj Chokshi: “Seed magazine explores the idea that humans are eradicating cultural, language and species differences. Rates of species extinction have grown by as much as 10,000 because of us and half of the world’s languages are expected to vanish by the end of the century. A worthwhile read.” Even before we’ve…