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Nature runs with another short embargo. This time, Science played along, too.

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cover_natureA bit more than a month ago, I wrote about a 29-hour embargo for a Nature paper on the Kennewick Man that made a number of reporters pretty angry. Today, the embargo lifted on another Nature paper — also involving the origins of peoples in North America — just 29 hours after the paper was sent to reporters.

What made this case a bit different was that the embargo ended up lifting on a Science paper (the DOI seems to not yet resolve is now working) on a similar subject at the same time. I’ll let Science explain how that happened: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

July 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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