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Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

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Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.

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Europe braces for more climate litigation

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Dutch order to cut emissions opens door for citizens' lawsuits elsewhere.

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Researchers pin down risks of low-dose radiation

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Large study of nuclear workers shows that even tiny doses slightly boost risk of leukaemia.

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The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

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Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.

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Super-muscly pigs created by small genetic tweak

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Researchers hope the genetically engineered animals will speed past regulators.

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Superconductivity record bolstered by magnetic data

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Measurements show that hydrogen sulfide superconducts much closer to room temperature than other materials.

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Sex divide seen in mechanism that produces persistent pain

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Research showing that male and female mice regulate pain sensitivity differently raises questions about gender balance in experimental design.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17864

Political science’s problem with research ethics

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Ethicist Trisha Phillips discusses the fall-out from the Michael LaCour scandal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17866

SpaceX rocket to space station explodes after launch

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Incident marks third recent failure to carry supplies to orbiting laboratory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17865

Researchers frustrated by failure to roll out 'game-changing' Ebola test

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A simple, fast kit for Ebola diagnosis was approved four months ago, but has yet to make it to the field.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17862

How an Oregon cancer institute raised a billion dollars

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Gains from two-year fund-raising frenzy will aid the early detection of tumours.

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A battle of the sexes is waged in the genes

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Sequencing data point to longstanding conflict between the chromosomes that determine sex.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17817

Andre Geim: Graphene’s buzz has spread

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The father of graphene talks to Nature about 2D materials, George Osborne, and the business of science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17861

Practical policies can combat gender inequality

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Mechanisms to help researchers to balance work and home lives have made a positive difference to the gender balance at my institute, says Douglas Hilton.

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Pluto-bound probe faces its toughest task: finding Pluto

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New Horizons nears dwarf planet whose full orbit has never been mapped.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17811

Cancer drug lengthens fly lifespan

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Results shore up the importance of cancer-associated Ras proteins in ageing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17851

GM wheat that emits pest alarm signals fails in field trials

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:21am

Wheat modified to send out insect pheromones does not repel aphids.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17854

Why the 'devious defecator' case is a landmark for US genetic-privacy law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:21am

Nature explores the impact of the first US court decision over how employers use genetic information.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17857

US Congress moves to block human-embryo editing

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:21pm

Spending bill would also require religious experts to review recommendations for reproductive technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17858