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Arianespace, a French space company, has confirmed that the next pair of Galileo navigation satellites will not be launched until 2015, following problems with previous launches.

free article Speak up for software
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Researchers both rely on software and overlook it. It’s crucial to raise awareness of the importance of good code, and the people who write it, says Simon Hettrick.

free article Has the journal impact factor had its day?
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When he applied for a promotion 2 years ago, Steve Pettifer, a reader in the school of computer science at the University of Manchester, decided to drop the journal impact factor from his CV.


R&D funding for TB still to meet target, report says


The global community last year invested barely a third of the funding required to develop vaccines and drugs to contain the spread of TB, says a report published on 22 October.

free article Reforms will ‘devastate’ Indigenous education


The Abbott government's higher education reforms will make postgraduate degrees, including medical research, “totally unaffordable” for Indigenous students, a Senate inquiry has been told.

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