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It turns out Wikipedia is a pretty good source for scientists, even if your biology professor won’t accept it for your term papers. Researchers at MIT and the University of Pittsburgh today released a paper that shows a direct correlation between information made available on Wikipedia and how likely that work is to be referenced in future scientific literature. The core of the researchers’ quest was to determine whether or not a large and easily accessible repository, like Wikipedia, provided a tangible benefit to researchers. The results clearly indicated that it does. Professor Neil C. Thompson, of the Sloan School…
When you take a look at the internet’s favorite myth-busting site, you see just how hard it is to pin down the truth.

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