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Anglers' online boasts reveal illegal shark hunting

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Researchers fear sport fishing is a serious threat to endangered species — but study of Internet forum also finds awareness of environmental issues.

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Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

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Brightness of exploding stars may vary more than researchers realized.

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Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake

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The week in science: 11–17 August 2017.

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California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

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Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming.

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China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions

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Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases.

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China launches brain-imaging factory

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Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscience

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Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow

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Multi-lab efforts point the way to shoring up the reliability of field studies.

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A little democracy could go a long way

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The Middle East is freezing out Qatar. A science academy could help — and would set an important precedent for the region, says Ehsan Masood.

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Ecologists protest Australia’s plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network

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Scientists say the move will reduce the country’s capacity to predict future ecosystem changes.

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Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science

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Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples.

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Stop hoarding ancient bones, plead archaeologists

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Scientists call for wider access to rare samples rich in DNA.

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Massive El Niño sent greenhouse-gas emissions soaring

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Disruptive weather pattern in 2014–2016 spurred tropical forests to pump out 3 billion tonnes of carbon.

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US biomedical-research facilities unprepared for attacks and natural disasters

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Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals.

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Sea snakes lose their stripes to deal with pollution

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Melanin pigment in darkened skin binds to pollutants and helps animals rid themselves of chemicals.

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Telescope protest, GM salmon and a giant 'dead zone'

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The week in science: 4–10 August 2017.

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Mysteries of Sun’s corona on view during upcoming eclipse

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:21am

From ground, sky and space, researchers are ready to test latest technologies on the Great American Eclipse.

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How to map the circuits that define us

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:21pm

Neuroscientists want to understand how tangles of neurons produce complex behaviours, but even the simplest networks defy understanding.

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Thousands across India march in support of science

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:21am

Protesters demand respect for research — but some scientists were told to stay away.

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Citizen scientists chase total solar eclipse

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:21am

Non-scientists are being recruited to collect data on everything from the Sun’s outer atmosphere to animal behaviour.

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Commit to talks on patient data and public health

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:21am

Gene-edited embryos are exciting, but the truly urgent conversations concern genomic medicine, says Vivienne Parry.

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