How many scientific papers drop into the void, never to be cited by anyone, ever again? There are all sorts of estimates floating around, many of them rather worryingly high, but this look at the situation by Nature suggests that things aren't so bad.
Researchers Debate Whether Journals Should Publish Signed Peer Reviews
HHMI meeting examines ways to improve manuscript vetting: little consensus on whether reviewers should have to publicly sign their critiques, which traditionally are accessible only to editors and authors.
For the first 2 years of my Ph.D. program, my primary adviser was always available when I needed help, promptly responding to emails and meeting with me when questions arose. But that abruptly changed when he went on sabbatical and left the country.
How the News Media Activate Public Expression and Influence National Agendas
The active participation of the people is one of the central components of a functioning democracy. Research performed a real-world randomized experiment in the United States to understand the causal effect of news stories on increasing public discussion of a specific topic.