This article discusses a recently published chunk of research that has been making sways and receiving a lot of attention in international science news. A group of three researchers affiliated to different institutions in Chicago, IL, recently published a paper in Nature, in which they have proposed a fresh formula that researchers can use to predict what their h index will be five years later. The h indexed, designed by and named after Jorge Hirsch, a physicist at the University of California, aims to provide a measure of both the quality and quantity of papers a researcher has published, and thus to indicate the scientific influence of that researcher. Since the invention of the h index, numerous research groups have[…]

As a mode of expository writing, the narrative treatment, more than any other, offers writers a chance to think and write about themselves. We all have practices lodged in our memories, which are worthy of sharing with readers. Yet sometimes they are so fused with other memories that a lot of the time spent in writing narrative is in the prewriting stage. When you write a narrative essay, you are telling a story. Narrative essays are told from a defined point of view, often the author’s, so there is feeling as well as specific and often sensory details provided to get the reader involved in the elements and sequence of the story. The verbs are vivid and precise. The narrative[…]

Identify the major components of a research paper written using American Psychological Association (APA) style. Apply general APA style and formatting conventions in a research paper. In this chapter, you will learn how to use APA style. the documentation and formatting style followed by the American Psychological Association, as well as MLA style. from the Modern Language Association. There are a few major formatting styles used in academic texts, including AMA, Chicago, and Turabian: AMA (American Medical Association) for medicine, health, and biological sciences APA (American Psychological Association) for education, psychology, and the social sciences Chicago—a common style used in everyday publications like magazines, newspapers, and books MLA (Modern Language Association) for English, literature, arts, and humanities Turabian—another common style[…]

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A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center led by Yuki Oka discovered two groups of neurons in the hypothalamus that control the feeling of thirst in mice. In an attempt to understand how the brain controls the desire for water, the team used optogenetic experiments to stimulate specific neurons with a laser. When the ETV-1-positive neurons were stimulated, mice that were not thirsty lapped up water voraciously, and when the laser was turned off, they lost interest in water. The neurons elicited only the feeling of thirst and not thirst. An opposite response was observed when researchers activated another set of neurons in the subfornical organ; the mice stopped drinking water even if they were dehydrated. Albeit the[…]

CACTUS/Editage participated in the 24th Annual Congress of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) held at the University of Exeter from August 31stto September 2nd, 2013. In attendance were about 120 professionals, and in keeping with this year’s theme, Editing at the Crossroads, many of the workshops and seminars addressed the evolving nature of the publishing landscape and how copyeditors can stay up-to-date. In his workshop on Rewriting and Substantive Editing, writing and editorial consultant Andrew Steeds advocated that copyeditors should refrain from over-editing, an treatment that can save the editor time; and the author, frustration. Martin Delahunty, Associate Director from Nature Publishing Group’s, introduced a fascinating, tightly-paced seminar titled Open Science and Future Trends in Digital Journals wherein he took the audience through the latest trends[…]