Tech giants moving into health may widen inequalities and harm research, unless people can access and share their data, warn John T. Wilbanks and Eric J. Topol.

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Wildfire has been an important process affecting the Earth's surface and atmosphere for over 350 million years and human societies have coexisted with fire since their emergence. Yet many consider wildfire as an accelerating problem, with widely held perceptions both in the media and scientific papers of increasing fire occurrence, severity and resulting losses. However, important exceptions aside, the quantitative evidence available does not support these perceived overall trends.

In the past several years, as worldwide morbidity and mortality due to malaria have continued to decrease, the global malaria community has grown increasingly supportive of the idea of malaria eradication.

The diversity of life on Earth—which provides vital services to humanity —stems from the difference between rates of evolutionary diversification and extinction. Human activities have shifted the balance : Species extinction rates are an estimated 1000 times the “background” rate and could increase to 10,000 times the background rate should species threatened with extinction succumb to pressures they face.

Data transparency is key to accounting for how local governments and the private sector are contributing to global emissions reduction, say Angel Hsu and colleagues.

Several rounds of national health surveys have generated a vast amount of data in India since 1992. We describe and compare the key health information gathered, assess the availability of health data in the public domain, and review publications resulting from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), the District Level Household Survey (DLHS) and the Annual Health Survey (AHS).

This report presents estimates of various characteristics pertaining to social consumption of education at national as well as State/UT levels in 2014, based on the results of NSS 71st round survey. NSSO had conducted an all-India household survey on education during the period January – June, 2014.

UIDAI would like to state that the ­author has made a number of serious mathematical errors and operational omissions which have led him to arrive at a completely incorrect conclusion in his paper. First, we will show why operationally the issue of duplicates in ­Aadhaar can nowhere be close to what the author suggests it ought to be. Then we will show how the mathematical model of duplicates as formulated by the ­author is incorrect. In reality, the problem reported by the author is non-existent.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zonal Bench, Chennai) in the matter of S. Ali Hussain Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/02/2016.

The media and scientific literature are increasingly reporting an escalation of large carnivore attacks on humans in North America and Europe. Although rare compared to human fatalities by other wildlife, the media often overplay large carnivore attacks on humans, causing increased fear and negative attitudes towards coexisting with and conserving these species. Although large carnivore populations are generally increasing in developed countries, increased numbers are not solely responsible for the observed rise in the number of attacks by large carnivores.

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