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World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22040

Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives.

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Earth-observing companies push for more-advanced science satellites

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Firms seek to develop sophisticated instruments to compete with government offerings.

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Publish houses of brick, not mansions of straw

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Papers need to include fewer claims and more proof to make the scientific literature more reliable, warns William G. Kaelin Jr.

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Light-sensitive E. coli paint a colourful picture

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Microbes have been genetically engineered to sense red, green and blue light, and to produce pictures of what they 'see'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22026

UK political parties promise science funding boost

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Researchers welcome pre-election promises to raise R&D, implying billions more for science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22020

The curious case of the caterpillar's missing microbes

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Certain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21955

Mysterious flashes on satellite images of Earth explained

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Bright spots of light over land could help in the search for Earth-like exoplanets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22016

Fixing the tomato: CRISPR edits correct plant-breeding snafu

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Geneticists harness two mutations — each cherished by breeders, but detrimental when combined — to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22018

Trees in eastern US head west as climate changes

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Breaking from the general poleward movement of many species, flowering trees take an unexpected turn.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22001

Lab-grown blood stem cells produced at last

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Two research teams cook up recipe to make long-sought cells in mice and people.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22000

The wooden skyscrapers that could help to cool the planet

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Large timber buildings are getting safer, stronger and taller. They may also offer a way to slow down global warming.

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How Trump’s science cuts could hurt states that voted for him

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Rural and struggling areas have benefited from funding that is now at risk.

Nature 545 273 doi: 10.1038/545273a

Ancient-genome study finds Bronze Age ‘Beaker culture’ invaded Britain

news@nature - 24 min 16 sec ago

Famous bell-shaped pots associated with group of immigrants who may have displaced Neolithic farmers.

Nature 545 276 doi: 10.1038/545276a

Rescue old data before it’s too late

news@nature - 2 hours 24 min ago

If we don’t act soon to preserve past records, invaluable knowledge will be lost, warns Elizabeth Griffin.

Nature 545 267 doi: 10.1038/545267a

Geneticists enlist engineered virus and CRISPR to battle citrus disease

news@nature - 4 hours 24 min ago

Desperate farmers hope scientists can beat pathogen that is wrecking the US orange harvest.

Nature 545 277 doi: 10.1038/545277a

Trump officials act to tilt federal science boards toward industry

news@nature - 5 hours 24 min ago

Critics say that changes to advisory groups at the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior could restrict or paralyze them.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21999

Beads made from meteorite reveal prehistoric culture's reach

news@nature - 11 hours 24 min ago

Objects unearthed at Native American burial site are remnants of an ancient space rock.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21990

Melanoma mystery

eScholarship@UMMS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:06pm

Biological variability has confounded efforts to confirm the role of PREX2 mutations in melanoma.

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