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A curious eighteenth century travelling theodolite

An old topographic compass displayed in a showroom at the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences (MAST) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Fig. 1), took my curiosity namely because of its resemblance to a theodolite described by

Postgraduate studies (1978-1985) at the Medical School, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Medical School (Medicinski fakultet) in Tuzla, founded in 1976, initiated post-graduate studies program in 1978. The aim was to train future medical faculty for scientific research in pre-clinical and clinical disciplines. Most participants were physicians who

Citing in science

A common way to measure the quality of academic research is counting how frequently it is cited. Citation counts are used in making decisions, including hiring and promotion, awarding grants, evaluating academic departments, and purchasing journals. To

The future of clinical research: developing new drugs faster using electronic health records

Innovative medicines can prevent, cure, slow or alter the evolution of diseases, and bring real value to patients. Despite increased investments in research and development, fewer medicines are being brought to market due to the increasing complexity

“Observational Medicine” should be replaced by “Real Science”

Are female hormones good or bad? “Can Statins” cause diabetes?  What causes a heart attack and how do risk factors cause a clot in the coronary artery?  Medical research is expensive and requires thousands of patients to

Science and religion reconciled by the Information concept

In general, evolution is the process by which complexity arises from relative simplicity, and science sees no need to start the process with complexity, which religious people translate as “God.” However, science is increasingly recognizing an abstract

King Coal and the queen of subsidies

The window of opportunity for a global fossil fuel phase out is closing faster than expected: We experience a global renaissance of king coal. In particular poor but fast-growing developing countries are currently investing heavily in the