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In 2008, China needed to improve the air around Beijing before the Olympics, so they did something that was considered Draconian - they banned cars for everyone except the rich and the government.
While organic farmers like to claim the boom in agriculture of the last 30 years was not related to science, history says otherwise. 

Entertainer Andy Williams died this week  following his year-long battle with bladder cancer. Over 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year in the UK but recent research from Action Bladder Cancer showed that one quarter (25%) of UK men and women wouldn't know what a sign of possible bladder cancer might be. 

In one of the most comprehensive global surveys of corporate board directors to date, men and women directors were found to be in striking alignment on economic outlook, political and regulatory concerns, and the business challenges facing their companies - but differ sharply when it comes to board diversity. 

Released today, the 2012 Board of Directors Survey - conducted by Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Heidrick&Struggles, Professor Boris Groysberg of the Harvard Business School, and researcher Deborah Bell - details the governance practices, strategic priorities, and views on their own boards' strengths and weaknesses of more than 1,000 directors from around the world.

An Internet freedom advocacy group has rated 14 countries as "free" in a new report, with Estonia, USA and Germany leading in online freedom for citizens, while countries such as Cuba, China and Iran have the least freedom. 

 The global survey 'Freedom on the Net 2012', was released this week. 

 The analysis covers 47 countries in six geographical regions, and was conducted by Washington-based Freedom House between January 2011 and May 2012. 

Elsevier has announced the launch of NeuroImage: Clinical as an open access journal.

 NeuroImage: Clinical will communicate advances in the study of abnormal structure-function relationships of the human nervous system based on imaging. It offers authors the choice of two Creative Commons licenses, either Creative Commons By Attribution or Creative Commons by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.