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CAREER NEWS 02 September 2021 Diversity in science workforce an ‘economic imperative’ UK parliamentary group calls for greater representation of women and minority ethnic groups. Chris Woolston 0 Chris Woolston Chris Woolston is a freelance writer in Billings, Montana. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on
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The battered skulls of men, women and children interred in a prehistoric mass grave in what is now Croatia are evidence of an early incident of indiscriminate killing in Europe. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90
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CAREER COLUMN 01 September 2021 Support letters: mostly ghost-written, always glowing. What’s the point? I’ve written many recommendations for myself, but a simpler process would be better for science, writes Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez. Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez 0 Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez is a research fellow at the University of
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 Australian bush fires and fuel loads Mark Adams 0 & Mathias Neumann 1 Mark Adams Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Mathias Neumann University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. View author publications You can
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 Early-career researchers: choose change, not complicity Lucrecia K. Aguilar 0 Lucrecia K. Aguilar Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 In memory of a game-changing haematologist Daniel Lucas 0 , Christoph Scheiermann 1 & Andrés Hidalgo 2 Daniel Lucas Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Christoph Scheiermann University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. View author publications
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BOOK REVIEW 30 August 2021 Witness in US climate-change law suit tells all Was the government a primary cause of the US addiction to fossil fuel? An expert who testified gives evidence. Catherine Higham 0 Catherine Higham Catherine Higham is the coordinator of the Climate Change Laws of the World Project at the Grantham Research
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Download PDF I am standing in front of Virgo — a gravitational-wave observatory near Pisa, Italy, where I work as a computer scientist and astrophysicist — facing one of its 3-kilometre-long arms, in which a laser bounces between two mirrors in an internal pipe. The arms sense tiny changes in space-time (a model that fuses
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NEWS 27 August 2021 US COVID origins report: researchers pleased with scientific approach Intelligence investigation is inconclusive on virus’s origins, but finds SARS-CoV-2 wasn’t weaponized and unlikely to have been engineered. Amy Maxmen Amy Maxmen View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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One of the missing links in the reptile tree of life was recently found by scientists. The lizard-like creature’s small skull is “profusely ornamented” with characteristics that gave rise to all surviving lizards, snakes, and the lone survivor of another reptile group found exclusively in New Zealand. According to the international team behind the discovery,
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NEWS EXPLAINER 27 August 2021 US achieves laser-fusion record: what it means for nuclear-weapons research Scientists are hopeful that the National Ignition Facility’s recent success will advance understanding of thermonuclear reactions. Jeff Tollefson Jeff Tollefson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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Download PDF I wobble my loose tooth, spit blood in the sink, and wipe away my wrecked lipstick. In the bedroom, behind the locked bathroom door, Jimbo’s still bellowing. I hear him slam the vodka bottle down, his revolver’s clickety-click spin — then a muffled bang. I freeze. In the bathroom mirror, one version of
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OBITUARY 26 August 2021 Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929–2021) Co-discoverer of first comet known to collide with a planet in modern times. David H. Levy 0 David H. Levy David H. Levy is the lead observer at the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona, and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9. View author publications You can also search
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Extraordinary downpours such as those responsible for deadly flooding in Western Europe last month are becoming more frequent, and more intense, as a result of climate change. That’s the finding of a rapid attribution study by researchers involved in the World Weather Attribution initiative, which assesses whether global warming is a factor in extreme weather
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Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA Yunhua Liu, Cecil Han, Guohui Wan, Anil K. Sood & Xiongbin Lu Department of Gynaecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA Xinna Zhang, Cristina Ivan, Dahai Jiang & Anil K. Sood Center for RNA Interference and Non-coding RNAs, The University of
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1. Snider, E. et al. Room-temperature superconductivity in a carbonaceous sulfur hydride. Nature 586, 373–377 (2020). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Tinkham, M. Introduction to Superconductivity (McGraw Hill, 1996). 3. Pickard, C. J., Errea, I. & Eremets, M. I. Superconducting hydrides under pressure. Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 11, 57–76 (2020). CAS  Article  Google
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NEWS ROUND-UP 25 August 2021 Babbling bats, autocorrected genes and COVID antibodies The latest science news, in brief. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download PDF A greater sac-winged bat (Saccopteryx bilineata) pup babbling. Researchers think the young bats make these sounds to
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NEWS 25 August 2021 Preprint ban in grant applications deemed ‘plain ludicrous’ The Australian Research Council’s decision to reject early career funding applications that mention preprints is hopelessly outdated, say scientists. Clare Watson 0 Clare Watson Clare Watson is a freelance science journalist in Wollongong, Australia. View author publications You can also search for this
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BOOK REVIEW 24 August 2021 Shells, sweat, and the fear of strangers: Books in brief Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks. Andrew Robinson 0 Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson’s many books include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts and Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the World’s Greatest
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According to a recent study done by Penn State researchers, farmers adopting no-till farming – in which soil is never or seldom plowed or disturbed – can minimize pesticide use while maintaining crop yields by applying integrated weed management strategies. (Photo : Helping the Environment with the Proper Agricultural Covers) Haleigh Summers, a master’s student
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CORRESPONDENCE 24 August 2021 First authors: is co-equal genuinely equal? Jonathan Kipnis 0 Jonathan Kipnis Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via
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