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California’s scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

California’s scientists push to create massive climate-research programme Nature 548, 7667 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/548267a Author: Jeff Tollefson Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming. http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/548267a Advertisements

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US biomedical-research facilities unprepared for attacks and natural disasters

US biomedical-research facilities unprepared for attacks and natural disasters Nature 548, 7667 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22446 Author: Sara Reardon Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals. http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22446

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Data sharing: guard the privacy of donors

Data sharing: guard the privacy of donors Nature 548, 7667 (2017). doi:10.1038/548281a Author: Shirley Y. Hill I endorse Emma Kowal and colleagues’ call for more-responsible sharing of people’s research data (Nature546, 474;10.1038/546474a2017). The reuse of data without participants’ consent is a serious ethical problem and could discourage participation in future projects (see, for example, http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/548281a

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Data sharing: do scientists know best?

Data sharing: do scientists know best? Nature 548, 7667 (2017). doi:10.1038/548281b Authors: David Lambert, Craig Millar & Eske Willerslev Emma Kowal and colleagues argue against restricting access to genomic data collected from indigenous peoples (Nature546, 474;10.1038/546474a2017), citing our study of Aboriginal Australians as a case in point (A.-S.Malaspinaset al. Nature538, 207 http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/548281b

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Climate adaptation: Past US floods give lessons in retreat

Climate adaptation: Past US floods give lessons in retreat Nature 548, 7667 (2017). doi:10.1038/548281c Author: A. R. Siders The movement of people and infrastructure out of vulnerable areas, a process called managed retreat, is gaining recognition as a potential adaptation strategy to climate change and natural hazards (see also M.Hinoet al. Nature Clim. Change7, 364–370; http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/548281c

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Carbon emissions: More nuclear power can speed CO2 cuts

Carbon emissions: More nuclear power can speed CO2 cuts Nature 548, 7667 (2017). doi:10.1038/548281d Author: Richard Rhodes Christiana Figueres and colleagues note that turning around global carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 may not be feasible through renewable energy alone (Nature546, 593–595;10.1038/546593a2017). Low-carbon nuclear power will be needed as well.Historically, energy transitions take http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/548281d

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History: Ingenious solutions sparked by a crisis

History: Ingenious solutions sparked by a crisis Nature 548, 7667 (2017). doi:10.1038/548281e Author: Biswa Prasun Chatterji Researchers have taken to recycling laboratory helium in the face of dwindling supplies resulting from the blockade of Qatar (Nature547, 16;10.1038/547016a2017). Such extreme situations have also prompted other scientists to devise imaginative alternatives in the past.In the http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue/ via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/548281e