Scientists have claimed that the Amazon basin has a second huge river some four kilometres beneath the more famous river on the surface, many news outlets report. The river has been named the Rio Hamza, after the head of the team that led the research from the Department of Geophysics at Brazil’s National Observatory.
Polar bear researcher Charles Monnett is back at work at the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) after a six week suspension over unspecified “integrity issues” (read Nature’s take on the debacle here). Read more
A US court has rebuffed a freedom of information request for an investigation report into strongly-denied allegations of research misconduct at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, which is run by non-profit UT Battelle under contract to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Read more