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What scientists searched for in 2018

Ever wondered what your colleagues are searching for online? ‘Cancer’, ‘ blockchain ‘ and ‘big data’ were among the top search terms in a major science database in 2018. The search-term data – for 2017 and 2018 – were provided to Nature ‘s news team by the scholarly database Scopus, which indexes abstracts and references from thousands of journals.

The top five scientific search terms in 2018 were all simple equations and constants, such as the speed of light or the area of a circle (see ‘Top science terms searched for on Google’).

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