Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | The Price for ‘Predatory’ Publishing? $50 Million Advertisement Supported by The Federal Trade Commission accused Omics International, a publisher in India, of operating hundreds of questionable scientific journals. A federal judge agreed. ByGina Kolata April 3, 2019 In the world of scientific research, they are pernicious impostors. So-called predatory journals, online publications with official-sounding names, publish virtually anything, even gibberish, that an academic researcher submits — for a fee. Critics have long maintained that these journals are eroding scientific credibility and wasting grant money. But academics must publish research to further their careers, and the number of questionable outlets has exploded. Now the Federal Trade Commission has stepped in, … [Read more...] about The Price for ‘Predatory’ Publishing? $50 Million
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COMMUTERS' rail fares are being driven up by fake train tickets sold on the dark web, it can be revealed today. A Sun Online investigation uncovered tickets being sold for 50 per cent less than the real prices, which are set to be hiked by another 3.1 per cent on Wednesday. One rail boss said the scam hits law-abiding commuters in the pocket as they are forced to "subsidise" people travelling illegally. And a British Transport Police chief said the problem of cyber fares is increasing - and warned anyone who is tempted they face jail if caught. To see how well the problem is being policed on the railways, The Sun Online travelled with a fake ticket to see if we got caught. Reporter Dan Hall bought a fake month-long season pass between London and Cambridge - and successfully travelled almost 60 miles with the dodgy ticket. With thousands potentially using fake tickets across the nation's railway network right now, service operators could be missing out on £200million a year in rail … [Read more...] about Fraudsters selling fake train tickets for less than half price on Dark Web as probe proves they fool railway
Paul F. P. Pogue Angie’s List Published 6:38 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 In the hubbub of the holidays, small points of etiquette and responsibility can easily be overlooked. Tipping, thank-you notes and recycling top the list of things you might not think about that can still add a bit of cheer to your holiday season. SHOULD I TIP MY SERVICE PROFESSIONAL? If there’s a regular plumber, housecleaner or landscaper you rely on, you might wonder whether you should tip them during the holidays. Generally, tipping isn’t expected in the home service trades like it is in the restaurant and personal grooming industries. Contractors tell us they don’t expect or count on tips because they already charge what they feel is a fair price for the work. That said, they do appreciate them. Tips are a great way to show your appreciation for work well done throughout the year. If you’re tipping an employee rather than a business owner, make sure the company policy … [Read more...] about Angie’s List: What to know about holiday etiquette
PROPERTY prices up and down the country seem to be hiking up each year - in Scotland they've blown up. A three-bedroom semi in Glasgow's South Side went up for £7.9million on Rightmove. But some have questioned the price after taking a closer inspection of the property and area of the city it's in. Rightmove's mortgage calculator estimates monthly repayments for the 'lower cottage flat' in Kingsbridge Crecent, King's Park, Glasgow to be £37,138. If the luxuries of a side entrance door, small garden, lounge and dining area, kitchen and bathroom are a must-have, then this is the property for you. The owners, no doubt guilty at having to upsell at such a fraction, have lobbed in a three-piece suite for good measure. The ad also boasts that the pad is not far from Glasgow City Centre, the Plaza at East Kilbride and Toryglen's 24-hour Asda. For less than half the price, buyers could help themselves to a 15th century castle on the River Doon. The £3.9million Cassillis Castle … [Read more...] about Rightmove lists ordinary looking three-bed house for £8MILLION in hilarious blunder
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 12:14 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Amazon 4-star opened on 4th Street in Berkeley on Nov. 5, 2018. Amazon 4-star opened on 4th Street in Berkeley on Nov. 5, 2018. Photo: Alix Martichoux The store has toys, home goods, books, technology, and all sorts of other products for sale. The store has toys, home goods, books, technology, and all sorts of other products for sale. Photo: Alix Martichoux A few tables are curated collections of popular items in Berkeley. Apparently, Berkeley residents order a lot of cookbooks and computer accessories on Amazon. A few tables are curated collections of popular items in Berkeley. Apparently, Berkeley residents order a lot of cookbooks and computer accessories on Amazon. Photo: Alix Martichoux There were a … [Read more...] about Amazon opened its first Bay Area 4-star store in Berkeley. Here’s what it’s like.