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Science  27 Apr 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6080, pp. 396-398
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6080.396-c

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Researchers are holding a bake sale to raise awareness of potential budget cuts and how they might affect planetary research. A Greenlandic graphic artist and a group of Danish archaeologists and self-confessed "cartoon nerds" have created a series of action-packed graphic novels on the prehistory of Greenland, from the peopling of the island 4500 years ago to the shamanic traditions of later Dorset culture hunters. And this week's numbers quantify the total volume of groundwater in Africa and deaths if a magnitude-7.3 earthquake strikes Tokyo.