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Amphibious Raptor from Mongolia

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A newly described dromaeosaur from Mongolia, Halszkaraptor escuilliei, has adaptations for semiaquatic life.

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24679

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1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

I could only read a couple of paragraphs at Nature.com before hitting a wall.

The paper is open-access and fully viewable, and I had no trouble with it.

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Another ancient terror of the deep... The amphibious Raptor!

 

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Sorry - Couldn't resist - It's been awhile since I did a Rex The Raptor pic...

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Aw man, now the raptors in Ark will be able to chase me through swamps. That's utterly terrifying.

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Just now, Carnoferox said:

The paper is open-access and fully viewable, and I had no trouble with it.

Perhaps it's just over here, I couldn't get it either. 

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54 minutes ago, oldrover said:

Perhaps it's just over here, I couldn't get it either. 

My apologies. I've just realized that I was able to view it through my institution. See if this works:

https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24679

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34 minutes ago, Carnoferox said:

My apologies. I've just realized that I was able to view it through my institution. See if this works:

https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24679

 A blank page with some Russian at the top with a VK link is all I can see with that one.  Страничка проекта Sci-Hub в социальных сетях.  Is that Russian?  Greek?

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The website is Sci-Hub and can be used to get paywalled papers. It may take some time for the paper to load.

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2 hours ago, Carnoferox said:

My apologies. I've just realized that I was able to view it through my institution. See if this works:

https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24679

I just get a warning from that site. It's probably my computer, or internet thing, it blocks out many perfectly reputable sites. 

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1 hour ago, oldrover said:

I just get a warning from that site. It's probably my computer, or internet thing, it blocks out many perfectly reputable sites. 

I can just PM you a PDF if you really want a copy of the paper

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22 hours ago, Carnoferox said:

I can just PM you a PDF if you really want a copy of the paper

Thank you very much for that kind offer, and I would like to read it, after all it's a dinosaur that stands in water, but the truth , as you know, is that I'm so snowed under with stripes, pouches, and poor and conflicting evidence I won't get round to it for a while. 

But I'd already decided to PM you with the link when I finally, finally, finish, could I have it then? 

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On 12/7/2017 at 8:52 PM, Carnoferox said:

The website is Sci-Hub and can be used to get paywalled papers. It may take some time for the paper to load.

This sounds great, I'm a strong believer in the 'open science movement', and if more laypeople (like me) read better material there'd be a lot less ******** in the world.

I understand the idea of wanting to hang on to stuff before people put their names to it, but after that I strongly believe it should be shared freely. 

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3 minutes ago, oldrover said:

Thank you very much for that kind offer, and I would like to read it, after all it's a dinosaur that stands in water, but the truth , as you know, is that I'm so snowed under with stripes, pouches, and poor and conflicting evidence I won't get round to it for a while. 

But I'd already decided to PM you with the link when I finally, finally, finish, could I have it then? 

Sure thing, I can get it to you then.

Just now, oldrover said:

This sounds great, I'm a strong believer in the 'open science movement', and if more laypeople (like me) read better material there'd be a lot less ******** in the world.

I understand the idea of wanting to hang on to stuff before people put their names to it, but after that I strongly believe it should be shared freely. 

I use Sci-Hub all the time to access paywalled articles. Unfortunately the web address changes frequently due to takedowns resulting from an ongoing lawsuit with Elsevier.

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7 minutes ago, Carnoferox said:

Sure thing, I can get it to you then.

I use Sci-Hub all the time to access paywalled articles. Unfortunately the web address changes frequently due to takedowns resulting from an ongoing lawsuit with Elsevier.

Thank you, I'll look forward to reading that. 

I've heard criticisms of the publication fees in open access journals, and at one time sort of shared them, but the you hear about this, and you realise, hang on, they, as in the 'big journals', are making a profit too. There's an uncomfortable dimension to it all. 

 

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