From extreme rainfall to rising sea levels, global warming is expected to wreak havoc on human lives. Sometimes, the most straightforward impact — the warming itself — is overlooked. Yet heat kills.
From extreme rainfall to rising sea levels global warming is expected to

Heatwaves to soar above the hot air of climate politics

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The Chinese government is going on the offensive against scientists who dupe journals by creating fraudulent reviews of submitted papers.
The Chinese government is going on the offensive against scientists who dupe

China cracks down on fake peer reviews

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ShakeAlert is at a crucial time in its development: it has just enough momentum behind it to turn it into a reality.
ShakeAlert is at a crucial time in its development it has just

Protect funding for US earthquake early-warning system

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Engineered microbes turn a bacterium's immune response against itself using CRISPR.
Engineered microbes turn a bacterium's immune response against itself using CRISPR

Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Zbigniew Towalski
Lucas Krauss
Pam Pennell
From New Zealand and Japan to Chile, geophysicists are working to understand the long-term geological risk and to develop ways to alert coastal communities about earthquakes and tsunamis that have already begun.
From New Zealand and Japan to Chile geophysicists are working to understand

The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors

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Anna Carter
Ángel González
As the first genomics company to be listed in China, BGI will be a pioneer in the country’s precision-medicine market, which is estimated to be worth 20 billion yuan by 2020.
As the first genomics company to be listed in China BGI will

China’s genomics giant to make stock-market debut

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Joel Adam
Diégo Cordero Cervantes
“Thanks to this site, we can document how this sudden burst of hippos occurred in the fossil record."
Thanks to this site we can document how this sudden burst of

Teeth tell tale of hippo's quick spread across Africa

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The move is a blow to scientists who hoped that former president Barack Obama’s push to relax US restrictions on Cuba would make it easier for researchers there to travel and to collaborate with colleagues in the United States.
The move is a blow to scientists who hoped that former president

Strengthened US sanctions on Cuba disappoint scientists

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Years before they conquered the internet, cats colonized our sofas. But they haven’t spent the last ten thousand years just snoozing. A new study reveals the origins of the domesticated cat...
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Bart Van Wanrooy
Débora Vendramini
Government, academia and industry need to share facilities, know-how and funding to develop techniques for tracking the structures and chemistry of battery electrodes.
Government academia and industry need to share facilities knowhow and funding to

Track batteries degrading in real time

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Can plants shield their stem cells from "mutational meltdown"? The surprisingly stable genome of a 234-year-old tree is the latest evidence to support the idea.
Can plants shield their stem cells from mutational meltdown The surprisingly stable

Ancient oak's youthful genome surprises biologists

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The European Commission's dream to create a huge virtual repository providing access to data from all publicly funded research is so big and shapeless that many involved can’t see a path to achieving it.
The European Commissions dream to create a huge virtual repository providing access

Don't let Europe's open-science dream drift

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Scientists involved in fake peer review will have their grants suspended, and funding agencies are stepping up policing efforts.
Scientists involved in fake peer review will have their grants suspended and

China cracks down on fake peer reviews

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Francis Kirigin
Giacomo Canciani
Jamie Ruari Johnson
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Fossilized hippo teeth excavated at a site in Ethiopia suggest that the hippo went from bit player to boss of the waterways in less than 1.5 million years.
Fossilized hippo teeth excavated at a site in Ethiopia suggest that the

Teeth tell tale of hippo's quick spread across Africa

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As death zones of extreme heat creep over the surface of the Earth, future generations will grow to fear, rather than fend for, the global environment.
As death zones of extreme heat creep over the surface of the

Heatwaves to soar above the hot air of climate politics

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John Monks
Marco Ko
Rob Forster
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It's more important to understand the electorate than to make predictions about the outcome of elections.
Its more important to understand the electorate than to make predictions about

A year on, Brexit brings lessons in uncertainty

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US President Donald Trump plans to roll back policies that aided collaboration between US and Cuban scientists.
US President Donald Trump plans to roll back policies that aided collaboration

Strengthened US sanctions on Cuba disappoint scientists

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Jonathan Liles
Meyer Kim
Alex Vujic
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DNA of 234-year-old tree has few mutations, giving weight to idea that plants protect their stem cells.
DNA of 234yearold tree has few mutations giving weight to idea that

Ancient oak's youthful genome surprises biologists

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Robert Lunacsek
Joel Ziegler
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The supreme court has announced it will hear a big case on political gerrymandering. Algorithms in hand, mathematicians are already looking to make elections in the US more representative.
The supreme court has announced it will hear a big case on

The mathematicians who want to save democracy

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Joel Ziegler