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  1. #1 Science Magazine 
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    Does anyone else here read Science magazine? I admit that most of the stuff in it is over my head, but I still enjoy it. I was wondering if there was anyone here that would be interested in discussing some of the articles…


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    Real science magazines are called 'journals' and 'mailing lists'. Go to your local university and look at a few. Or register for a mailing list online. Both are free.

    I was reading one about quantum computation (or something like that) a few weeks ago and it was practically written in math! Still fun to look at though.


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    Ah, good point. I guess my request was not specific enough. I am referring to the peer review journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) www.sciencemag.org

    Unfortunately for those who lack convenient access to a library it is kind of pricy; running about $2.75 / weekly issue with membership (it also puts you on some interesting mailing lists that want to sell you some very expensive toys.) :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin
    Does anyone else here read Science magazine? I admit that most of the stuff in it is over my head, but I still enjoy it. I was wondering if there was anyone here that would be interested in discussing some of the articles…
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    I like...

    http://www.sciam.com/

    http://www.discover.com/


    I just read them but don't really discuss them much. I also read Science magazine as well.
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    I read Popular Science

    popsci.com


    Maybe the people of this forum should get together and make a science magazine with a bit of humor. I'll be the biology writer/consultant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerxes
    Real science magazines are called 'journals' and 'mailing lists'.
    Which is why Science is often referred to as the journal Science. It is a fully peer-reviewed journal.

    Other journals worth reading are Nature, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Journal of Archaeological Research.

    Okay.. maybe the last two are no fun if you don't care for anthropology and archaeology
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    It's really a shame that they're so expensive. You can't even get access to many of the papers online. These organizations are supposed to be non-profit, but come on. Someone's making money off their subscription rates. They're outrageous.

    (If you look hard enough, you can sometimes find them at various pirate sites... Unfortunately, they aren't published dependably. At least not at any sites I've ever found them. I think that there are private file-sharing communities that specialize in ebooks and educational materials that might share them more, but I'm not in one... Too bad.)


    And as to other journals, there's a million of them and they're all expensive as hell. I'd love to have access to Neuron and some other cellular biology journals (forgetting the name right now...)
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    I agree about the expense. If you aren't going through a university, it's outrageous. Fortunately, my University has access to most popular and many minor journals. A lot of it online as well, making it easier for me to research papers and such without going to the library stacks and using the copier and all that jazz.
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    The amusing part is that the scientists who want to publish in these journals have to pay for it to. Non-profit does not imply that they are not making profit, merely that they are not 'intending' to do it. The CEO can still walk away with a lot of cash.

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  11. #10 Re: Science Magazine 
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    Science is not always that easy though for the layperson, try Null Hypothesis, if you want some humour! like a cross between new scientist and private eye... www.null-hypothesis.co.uk

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