The government is to unveil controversial plans to make publicly funded scientificresearchimmediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014, in the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of theinternet.
Under the scheme, research papers that describe work paid for by the British taxpayer will be free online for universities, companies and individuals to use for any purpose, wherever they are in the world.
A myriad of scientific publishers currently charge outrageously expensive subscription fees. It is not uncommon for a paper to cost $25.
The US Geological Service and US Forest Service (where applicable) websites have a lot of great information when planning nature trips. Washington and (to a lesser extent) Oregon State Parks and Recreation websites are also good sources.
Like discoveries elsewhere in the Americas, this evidence contradicts the Clovis-first theory taught in schools for many years. (Research for trip to Olympic National Park) More @ http://wsm.wsu.edu/s/index.php?id=947