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The many stages of writing a research paper

Timothy Weninger recently submitted a research paper to a computer science conference called World Wide Web. On his way to that, he went through 463 drafts. Bear in mind, this paper has only been submitted, not yet accepted, so there's probably even more edits that are still yet to happen. Welcome to the life of a scientist.

In this video, Weninger created a timelapse showing all the different stages of his writing process, as he added graphs and went through cycles of expanding, contracting, and expanding the text. But mostly expanding. The paper grows from two pages to 10 by the end of the video.

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Via Bill Bell

Once more, with feeling

A repeat of the faster-than-light neutrino experiment turned up the same result. Bear in mind, this was performed by the same group of researchers that performed the original experiment. So it's not quite the same thing as if the results had been reproduced by an entirely different team of scientists. But it is a step forward in what will be a long process. So far, we still can't rule out that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light. Maggie