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Editorial Snapshot: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reaches open access agreement with Science

– G.A., Senior Editor

Founded in 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is leading the way in venture philanthropy. Supported by a massive endowment, the foundation is involved in the fight against serious global issues ranging from the eradication of communicable diseases to improving nutrition in the world’s poorest countries.

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Science News: Helping nature adapt to climate change

– G.A., Senior Editor

While some people claim climate change is a myth and others debate the direct influence that humans have on climate change, scientists around the world are actively studying how our climate is changing and how these changes are affecting life as we know it. In Canada, one research project is analyzing various tree species to determine which traits within these species will make them best suited for the future climate of various regions in Canada.

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Editorial Snapshot: To err is computers: Why machine translation cannot catch up to human translators

- K.N., Senior Translator

While machine translation may sometimes be able to provide a gist translation, it almost invariably generates low-quality translations with major flaws in terms of accuracy and readability. Why is it that, in an age in which cars can drive themselves, robots can perform neurosurgery, and computer software can beat shogi masters, and after many decades of research and development, computers still fail to capably render text between different languages?

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Editorial Snapshot: Addressing concerns about research integrity

- G.A., Senior Editor

In 2012, the Government of the United Kingdom, in collaboration with such organizations as Research Councils UK, the National Institute for Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust, published “The Concordat to Support Research Integrity”. This agreement outlined a national framework for ensuring that research is conducted professionally, ethically, and legally.

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