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September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. How much do you know about the ozone layer?
Experts from around the world are predicting the next big thing – from the development of a 3D manufactured organ to whether or not implantable sensors for monitoring cancer will enter clinical trials by the end of 2015 on SciCast, the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site.
Scientists working in the mountains of New Zealand report very high rates of soil weathering, a process that could have important effects on global climate.

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, M.D., chairman of the Health and Global Policy Institute, academic fellow of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, and former president of the Science Council of Japan, has been named to receive the 2012 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award.

AAAS staff members traveled to China in September to help promote the role of women in science during the meeting of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in Tianjin, to take part in a Hangzhou meeting on ethics in science, and to encourage the communication of peer-reviewed research.