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For those interested in seeing how science is becoming internationally intertwined, let me gently suggest a new report by The Royal Society, titled Knowledge, networks and nations: global scientific collaborations in the 21st century.

It’s a 114-page PDF, and I’ll admit I’m but 20 pages in. Still, the executive summary alone has interesting information. For example: more than 35% of articles published in international journals today are internationally collaborative, the report says; 15 years ago it was 25%.

The paper also offers recommendations, including the one many researches want to hear – that even when recessions hit, national governments should continue to invest in science.

You can read the report here.

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