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Italian court convicts lab-dog breeders

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Three found guilty of cruelty against animals bred for scientific research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16784

US ocean sciences told to steer a new course

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Major report calls for cuts to infrastructure, including fledgling Ocean Observatories Initiative, to increase spending on science. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16780

Hunt for Philae hangs in the balance

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Rosetta mission would have to sacrifice other science to search for comet lander.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16775

Genghis Khan's genetic legacy has competition

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The Mongolian leader left a strong footprint in the Y chromosomes of modern descendants — but he was not the only one.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16767

Science pours in from Rosetta comet mission

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The first thorough analyses of data from the European craft suggest that comet 67P originated in the distant reaches of the Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16777

US precision-medicine proposal sparks questions

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Announcement by President Obama comes amidst growing interest in targeted therapies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16774

US Senate reaffirms existence of climate change

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But lawmakers reject human role in phenomenon during debate over legislation to authorize Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16773

Scientists protest detention of Palestinian physicist

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The Israeli military arrested Imad Ahmed Barghouthi on his way to the United Arab Emirates to attend a scientific conference, his lawyer says.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16770

Fish live beneath Antarctica

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Drilling under 740 metres of the Ross Ice Shelf reveals translucent fish living in perpetual darkness and cold.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16772

GM microbes created that can’t escape the lab

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Engineered bacteria kept in check with a designer diet.

Nature 517 423 doi: 10.1038/517423a

Seven days: 16–22 January 2015

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The week in science: Ebola progress, the hottest year, and a Beagle comes home.

Nature 517 416 doi: 10.1038/517416a

Astronomy: Laser focus

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By firing lasers into the sky, Claire Max has transformed the capabilities of current — and future — telescopes.

Nature 517 430 doi: 10.1038/517430a

Ageing research: Blood to blood

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By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.

Nature 517 426 doi: 10.1038/517426a

Crunch time for pet theory on dark matter

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Thought to make up the Universe’s missing matter, WIMPs are running out of places to hide.

Nature 517 422 doi: 10.1038/517422a

Obama urges climate action in State of the Union speech

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US president also proposes new public–private partnership in personalized medicine.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16766

Effective risk response needs a prepared mindset

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Leaders and risk strategists must collaborate effectively on decisions of global importance, says Erwann Michel-Kerjan.

Nature 517 413 doi: 10.1038/517413a

Attempts to predict terrorist attacks hit limits

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:21am

Erratic human behaviour and incomplete information plague efforts to model risk.

Nature 517 419 doi: 10.1038/517419a

Psychologists seek roots of terror

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:21am

Studies raise prospect of intervention in the radicalization process.

Nature 517 420 doi: 10.1038/517420a

CalWater 2015 targets atmospheric rivers off California

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:21am

Meteorologists investigate airborne jets that bring both floods and drought relief.

Nature 517 424 doi: 10.1038/517424a

Wolf cull will not save threatened Canadian caribou

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:21pm

Study suggests Canadian government strategy is not enough to preserve caribou population in the boreal forest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16734