How I investigate science claims: 4 steps.
a) See claim
b) Find lab PR release for media
c) Use included link to original paper in lab PR release.
d) Use sci-hub to get full paper.
You now know my research process:
a-yup. sci-hub is constantly getting banned and popping up elsewhere. This one is sci-hub tw – I don’t want to link just in case.
My favorite Russian woman on the planet earth runs sci-hub. I don’t remember her name but I love her for allowing me to see what I’ve dreamed of forever: full papers.
To use sci-hub, it takes either: a) a link to the paywall site or b) the DOI. It works on about 9 out of 10 papers. I think Springer figured out how to keep sci-hub from getting through but usually Springer papers are also found elsewhere, so it’s just a LITTLE more searching.
If I ran a corporation or a university lab, I’d gladly pay. I think I have a French notion (I think it’s French) of this kind of stuff: If a poor person steals a loaf of bread, let them have the damn loaf of bread.