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Posted: November 25, 2012 in Ethics, Events, Policy, Science

http://climatechange.worldbank.org/

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/world-bank-again-warns-of-develo.html

New report by the World Bank released warning of the dire consequences of continued inaction regarding climate change.

 

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/leaky-pipelines-for-canadian-women-in-research.html

“They call it a leaky pipeline. But the leaks are women, not oil. A substantial number of young women enter into potential research careers but drop-off at various stages, says a report released this week by the Canadian Council of Academies analyzing the gender gap amongst Canada’s University researchers.”

 

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/california-auction-tests-second-largest-carbon-market.html

“Last week the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted its first quarterly auction for carbon allowances in a cap-and-trade system that will take effect next year. The results are now in, and they suggest that there were no major surprises during the online event — no real shocks to the system. It’s a positive sign for the state as it prepares to launch what will be the world’s second largest carbon market, behind the European trading system.”

 

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/fda-approves-its-first-egg-free-seasonal-flu-vaccine.html

First egg-free flu vaccine approved by FDA. The new vaccine uses cell culture techniques for production.

 

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/marco-rubio-age-of-the-earth-2016.php

Potential 2016 Republican Presidential contenders and views on evolution and creationism.

 

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/neurologist-charged-with-insider-trading.html

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/michigan-neurologist-implicated.html

Insider trading found by neurologist and committee chairman pertaining to an Alzheimer’s drug in clinical trials.

 

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/meet-representative-thomas-massi.html

ScienceInsider profiles Thomas Massie (R-KY), a constitutional conservative engineer and a new member of the House of Representatives.

 

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/systematic-corruption-alleged.html

“The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research plans to investigate claims that some of its officials have systematically assigned funding worth hundreds of millions of euros, part of it for research and innovation, in exchange for bribes.”

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