LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Kingdom of Wakanda is staking out turf on TV. The Walt Disney Company says a series set in the “Black Panther” kingdom will be developed for the Disney + streaming service. The planned series is part of a five-year, exclusive TV deal that Disney announced with filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media company. Coogler wrote and directed 2018’s “Black Panther,” a box-office hit that turned Chadwick Boseman into a superstar. The actor died in August of cancer. The Black Panther character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, which became part of Disney in 2009 when the media giant acquired Marvel Entertainment.
Plagiarism, Ebola, and boring lectures don’t have much in common. But they were the topics of some of ScienceInsider’s most read stories of 2014. Here’s a full list the top 10:1. Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism. Analyses of hundreds of thousands of technical manuscripts submitted to arXiv, a massive repository of digital preprint articles, offered some intriguing insights into the consequences—and geography—of scientific plagiarism. It found that copying text from other papers is more common in some nations than others, but the outcome is generally the same for authors who copy extensively: Their papers don’t get cited much.2. What does Ebola actually do? 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Lectures aren’t just boring, they’re ineffective, too, study finds. Drone on before your undergraduate class, and your students are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods. “It’s almost unethical to be lecturing if you have this data,” noted one researcher.4. The 1% of scientific publishing. Very few scientists—fewer than 1%—manage to publish a paper every year. But those busy scientists—about 150,000 in all—dominate the research journals, concluded a study published in July. Their names appeared on 41% of papers surveyed by the study. Among the most highly cited work, members of this elite group were co-authors of 87% of the papers.5. Battle between NSF and House of Representatives science committee escalates: How did it get this bad? A long-running feud between a senior Republican lawmaker and the National Science Foundation (NSF) became especially heated earlier this year, as congressional staff began reviewing a select group of NSF grants that have drawn the ire of Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX).6. Top U.S. scientific misconduct official quits in frustration with bureaucracy. “This has been at once the best and worst job I’ve ever had,” wrote David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity, in his letter of resignation.7. Physicist who inspired Interstellar spills the backstory—and the scene that makes him cringe. The man who inspired the hit film and kept a close eye on its scientific fidelity is Kip Thorne, a renowned theoretical physicist and one of the world’s leading experts in the astrophysical predictions of general relativity.8. Ebola’s heavy toll on study authors. Five co-authors of an Ebola study appearing in Science died after being infected with the virus. Their heroic and heartbreaking stories.9. Creationism conference at large U.S. research university stirs unease. Creationists organized a conference at Michigan State University in East Lansing, causing a stir among some of the school’s students and faculty, which includes several prominent evolutionary biologists. The story received more than 1200 online comments.10. How does Ebola spread? Hard facts from key studies. Turns out researchers have collected precious little data on some practical questions: Which bodily fluids harbor the virus? Does it linger on objects touched by an infected person? But a few studies offer some hints.
Greg Jayne, Opinion page editor I don’t know. Seriously, I have no idea. But that does not stop people from asking.Because of my deep political knowledge and brilliant insight, I keep hearing the question: Could Jaime Herrera Beutler lose in November? The answer: Nobody knows.Before we go any further, this is not meant as advocacy one way or another. I am familiar with Herrera Beutler’s work as a Republican congresswoman from Washington’s 3rd District but have not yet studied her challengers. I have not spoken with Democrats Carolyn Long, David McDevitt, and Dorothy Gasque, or Republican Earl Bowerman.Heck, filing week isn’t until next month, so we can’t really be certain who will end up running for the position.Therefore, I have no idea who will receive my vote. And I certainly have no idea who will be recommended by The Columbian Editorial Board. Sometime between filing week and the Aug. 7 primary, the board will interview the candidates and recommend two for the primary election; we then will recommend one candidate for the Nov. 6 general election.But the fact that the general election is still 192 days away has not prevented voters from thinking ahead. Chaos in Washington, D.C., has generated interest in the midterm elections, and that leads to questions about Herrera Beutler.In normal times, Herrera Beutler would be considered safe in political parlance. She took office after a close race in 2010 and has won re-election three times since with at least 60 percent of the vote. One reason is that people like her; another is that the 3rd District was reconfigured in 2012, making Herrera Beutler’s district more conservative.