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Friday Links * 2: Where Does Research Money Go?

Banner Mouse ClickThe startlingly profitable business of scientific publishing – or – how to make staggering amounts of money by selling an audience to itself. Seriously, if you’ve ever wondered where all that research overhead goes, this is it.

The Guardian: Why the Business of Scientific Publishing is Bad for Science

And as a bonus:
Shooting to Kill, with Lindybeige: A look at the psychology of combat troops, and why in WWII only about 2% of US troops shot to kill the enemy (75% didn’t even fire their guns at the enemy). Also, rather chillingly, how the modern armies in the world have managed to turn this into 95% shooting to kill, increasing the death tolls in pretty much all conflicts.

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