22 December 2016:

Here are two things that happened this week:

1) Brandon and Brendan's paper [Corelations are the prop for extraspecial commutative Frobenius monoids](https://arxiv.org/abs/1601.02307) has been accepted for publication by _Theory and Applications of Categories_ subject to making some small corrections.

2) It doesn't really count as mathematics, but I've started the Azimuth Backup Project to help back up climate data before Trump becomes president - because almost all his big hires are people who deny the importance of global warming.

Other teams are doing this too, and you can get the basic idea in this article of mine:

* [Saving Climate Data (Part 1)](https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/saving-climate-data/).

You can see our team's progress here:

* [Azimuth Backup Project (Part 1)](https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/azimuth-backup-project/).

* [Azimuth Backup Project (Part 2)](https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/azimuth-backup-project-part-2/).

We've got a great team, including a guy who used to drive a Mars rover for NASA, and so far we've backed up about a terabyte of data! In a couple of days I'll start a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to store the data. We'll try to store it at least until larger institutions accept this responsibility.