China's research and development expenditures in science and engineering are second only to those of the US, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation. Its increased spending has also spurred growth in the number of publications from Chinese authors.

In its Science and Engineering Indicators 2016 report, NSF examines R&D performance, publications, intellectual property, and more in both developed and developing nations.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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