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Science at the Top of the News for October 24-28

An article about how a team of Swedish and American linguists applied statistics-based translation techniques to crack one of the most stubborn of codes, the Copiale Cipher, was the most-viewed item by subscribers to Science in the News Daily last week. An article in the Economist about a new climate change analysis that "leaves little room for doubters" and an assessment by the New York Times about how ready we are for bioterrorism were also popular. Subscribe now for free daily updates.

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Extreme events, such as super floods and hurricanes, are becoming more common, so civil engineers are trying to adapt civil infrastructure such as bridges to these unpredictable and sometimes devastating meteorological events. Engineer Ana Barros discusses how engineering can prepare us for extreme weather events, but also how changing climate and population conditions can affect the ability of infrastructure to hold up over time.

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