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[afro-nets] Nature Publisher Aims to Save Planet by Democratizing Science
- From: "Leela McCullough" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:12:38 -0400
Nature Publisher Aims to Save Planet by Democratizing Science
By <http://www.wired.com/epicenter/author/eliotvb/>Eliot Van Buskirk, June 6, 2010, 10:30 am
"Nature Publishing Group has disseminated information between scientists for more than 140 years, starting with the prestigious Nature journal. Now, it hopes to reach out to college and high school students, in part because so many of them lose interest in hard science around that time.
?Thirty percent of science students drop out of science programs after their freshman year in college, which is a really alarming statistic? said Nature Publishing Group SVP Vikram Savkar. In some countries, he added, such programs don?t exist at all.
At stake, he says, could be nothing less than the survival of our species..."
Read More <http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/nature-publisher-aims-to-save-planet-by-democratizing-science#ixzz0qBxgWk1l>http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/nature-publisher-aims-to-save-planet-by-democratizing-science#ixzz0qBxgWk1l
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