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Most of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers can be found in China, BBC News reports.

The newest Top500 survey, which ranks the most powerful supercomputers, includes 202 systems in China. The US comes in second with 143 systems, while Japan and Germany round out the top four slots with 35 and 20 systems, respectively, the BBC adds.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.