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'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'

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'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'
One of the supposed strengths of academic publishing is its reliance on a peer-review process. Someone writes a paper or collates research and others in the field assess the work for validity, accuracy and intellectual rigor before a journal publishes it.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer teases new faces and nostalgia

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer teases new faces and nostalgia
"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" So asks the first teaser trailer, appropriately enough, for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," director J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated update of the classic space-opera franchise.

Ferguson protesters march, chant at St. Louis mall on Black Friday

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Ferguson protesters march, chant at St. Louis mall on Black Friday
After several days of calm in this region, a crowd of at least 100 demonstrators gathered at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis on Friday, restarting protests over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Ohio State football player missing; family fears he is disoriented

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Ohio State football player missing; family fears he is disoriented
Ohio State defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge has been missing since Wednesday morning, and his mother has filed a missing persons report, the player's sister told the Columbus Dispatch on Thursday.

Cox is letting pirates steal music online, publishers' lawsuit claims

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Cox is letting pirates steal music online, publishers' lawsuit claims
Music piracy online continues to run rampant, and on Wednesday two music publishers filed a lawsuit against a cable company they claim is aiding and abetting the pirates.