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Autumn 2000 as observed (top) and as simulated in one of the wetter members of the Pall et al ensemble.Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters lists highly cited papers in 22 broad fields of science. These papers comprise the top 1% of papers in each field and each year. The lists are updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts and also include new papers that enter the top percentile.

ScienceWatch.com here identifies a subset of these papers having the largest percentage increase in citations in their respective fields from one bimonthly update to the next. We call these "fast breaking papers" because they represent very recent scientific contributions that are just beginning to attract the attention of the scientific community. For full details and citation histories of these papers, see Essential Science Indicators listings of highly cited papers.

Some papers have comments sent in by the author(s) of the paper which may include images and descriptions of their work.

 
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Vinay Pathak

Vinay K. Pathak of the National Cancer Institute discusses his 2011 Science paper, “Recombinant origin of the retrovirus XMRV” in this Fast Breaking Paper commentary. From the interview: “Two studies in 2009 reported that xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), a gammaretrovirus, is associated with a high percentage of human prostate cancers and chronic fatigue syndrome....”
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Mauricio Cisternas
Knud Jahnke

Mauricio Cisternas and Knud Jahnke talk about their 2011 Astrophysical Journal paper, “The bulk of the black hole growth since z ~ 1 occurs in a secular universe: No major merger-AGN connection,” from the field of Space Science, in this Fast Breaking Paper commentary. From the interview: “In our paper we tackled the problem of how to supply the necessary "food" for a black hole to consume. Early observations of some of the most-bright active galaxies, known as quasars, revealed that...”
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Autumn 2000 as observed (top) and as simulated in one of the wetter members of the Pall et al. ensemble. From the Fast Breaking Paper (Geo.) commentary titled: " Pardeep Pall & Myles Allen on Modeling Damaging Weather Events."