An ethnological analysis of ritual tattoo customs among octopuses? Innovative approaches to getting your university to cancel its subscriptions to that journal you really need? What were the topics that most engaged MyScienceWork's readers in 2014? Read on for the Top 5, plus or minus 3!
Puneet Kishor of Creative Commons explains why researchers ought to share their work under open CC licenses and, more importantly, how.
The octopus is even more interesting than we thought, says scientist and science communicator extraordinaire, David Davila.
Failed negotiations, budget constraints... And what about the researchers?
A French view on the evolution, efficiency and challenges of intellectual property
From Samoan ritual to modern tattoo trends
A playlist, rather than an article, found its way into our most visited pages this year. If you don't know why, you need to discover Knock Knock Doc, our docu-fiction web series about grad students that lets you learn something at the same time as you're counting your blessings that you're not quite as bumbling as the bumbling young Arthur...
The (French) People's Choice Award
Finally, a couple of articles that were also published in English made the top 5 among our French readers. Trust your Gallic friends’ expertise in wine and MyScienceWork articles and take a look at:
One celebrity refuses the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and another buys a chinchilla farm. Both were done in the name of animal protection, says James Bowers, a science writer and PhD in biology, but are they really the same thing?
Interview with Evelyn Ruppert, data sociologist
...And here's to another pleasingly diverse set of topics in 2015!