Roundup 1/4: Mass Transport Edition

India must fight "brain drain" and red tape to improve its science establishment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Indian Science Congress today.

A new report highlights the problem of carbon emissions from planes and boats. Although they are responsible for only 5% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and 3% globally, they are the fastest growing transportation sector.

The annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences convenes next week.

One liberal's take on 2009 in science.

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