Climate data need shared and open governance

We agree that climate-data accounting systems should be interconnected globally, but caution against putting such greenhouse-gas ledgers into corporate hands (see A. Luers et al. Nature 607, 653–656; 2022). Corporately owned platforms would put climate data at risk of centralization and commercialization, creating another data monopoly for big tech. Competing Interests A.H. is part of… Continue reading Climate data need shared and open governance

Reward research for being useful — not just flashy

Too many countries have built a research pipeline that venerates prizes and papers above all else. People and their problems get left out as scientists chase novelty and the prestige it brings. For many years, I was complicit. I oversaw basic research programmes across the US Department of Defense, determined to make sure that the… Continue reading Reward research for being useful — not just flashy

Large-scale audio dataset for emergency vehicle sirens and road noises

This section discusses the methodology used to collect sound data and extract its features. This research is performed at National Centre for Big data and Cloud Computing, Ziauddin University (NCBC-ZU), Karachi, Pakistan. Sound data is collected using various techniques to build a dataset: (1) Data collection through mic integrated HD Camera, (2) Online Sources, and… Continue reading Large-scale audio dataset for emergency vehicle sirens and road noises

COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and perceived stigma in patients with depression: a network perspective

Kessler RC, Bromet EJ. The epidemiology of depression across cultures. Annu Rev Public Health. 2013;34:119–38. PubMed  PubMed Central  Article  Google Scholar  World Health Organization. WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard. 2020. https://covid19.who.int/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2_CM6eDZ6gIVghh9Ch3nDQm1EAAYASAAEgLqwPD_BwE. Accessed 17 Jul 2020. Taquet M, Luciano S, Geddes J, Harrison P. Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and perceived stigma in patients with depression: a network perspective

Toward practical transparent verifiable and long-term reproducible research using Guix

The problem: software version is not enough A software running on any computer is the result of one source code transformed into binary by another software (e.g., compiler). The compiler, also binary, is thus obtained from source by other software, so called built-time dependencies. Hence, running a single software implies a recursive stack of binaries.… Continue reading Toward practical transparent verifiable and long-term reproducible research using Guix

Planning a family | Nature Reviews Chemistry

Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK Jennifer S. Leigh School of Science and Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA Nathalie Busschaert Department of Chemistry, University College London, London, UK Cally J. E. Haynes School of Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK Jennifer R. Hiscock Department… Continue reading Planning a family | Nature Reviews Chemistry

Neuroscientists show that it’s possible to turn the volume down on a negative memory by stimulating other, happier ones — ScienceDaily

You may not realize it, but each time you recall a memory — like your first time riding a bike or walking into your high school prom — your brain changes the memory ever so slightly. It’s almost like adding an Instagram filter, with details being filled in and information being updated or lost with… Continue reading Neuroscientists show that it’s possible to turn the volume down on a negative memory by stimulating other, happier ones — ScienceDaily

Svante Paabo, Swedish medicine Nobel-winner follows in father’s footsteps

Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Paabo, who has won the Nobel Medicine Prize for sequencing the genome of the Neanderthal. Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Paabo, who won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for using DNA to reveal the link between humans and Neanderthals, drew early inspiration from his Nobel laureate father. However Paabo later learned that his… Continue reading Svante Paabo, Swedish medicine Nobel-winner follows in father’s footsteps

Three reasons a weak pound is bad news for the environment

Credit: Dragon Claws / shutterstock The day before new U.K. chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget plan for economic growth, a pound would buy you about $1.13. After financial markets rejected the plan, the pound suddenly sunk to around $1.07. Though it has since rallied thanks to major intervention from the Bank of England, the currency remains… Continue reading Three reasons a weak pound is bad news for the environment