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8 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Walmart Bike

Walk into any Walmart or other mass-market retailer, or log onto Amazon.com, and you’ll find mountain bikes, road bikes, and town bikes—some for under $100 and some from brands you can find at your local independent bike dealer for more money. The biggest retailers are able to sell …

Is this the first picture of Royal Enfield’s new 750 cc bike?

A picture shared by Royal Enfield’s President Rudratej Singh on Twitter created a flutter among bike enthusiasts awaiting details of the company’s much-anticipated 750cc model. In his tweet, Singh had shared a picture of himself in full riding gear alongside Siddhartha Lal, the CEO of Eicher Motors and Royal …

Exclusive: Rapido set to acquire Hyderabad bike-sharing startup Getbike

Bike taxi company Rapido is in advanced stages of completing a deal to acquire Hyderabad-based Vave Infosolutions India Pvt. Ltd, which runs motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike, three people familiar with development told VCCircle. The deal will help Bangalore-based Rapido, run by Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, enter Hyderabad by …

State pays millions for predatory journal articles

The South African government spent between R100 million (US$7.5 million) and R300 million (US$23 million) over a 10-year period in subsidies for academic articles published in predatory journals, according to a South African Journal of Science study, writes Sarah Wild for Quartz. Internationally, the academic world has seen a spike in …

Predatory journals offer ‘authorship for sale’

Some predatory journals are prepared to add authors to research articles that they had no involvement with in return for payment, a study has found. Other publishers offered to write and publish an article in return for money, the 18th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, …