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Help wanted: Canada begins search for chief science adviser

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks to fulfil a key campaign pledge to researchers.

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Sacking of prominent geoscientist rocks community

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Researchers criticize University of Copenhagen for firing Hans Thybo on apparently "flimsy" grounds.

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Black-hole fireworks win big in multimillion-dollar science prizes

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Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics.

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Europe’s first Mars rover gets funding — despite crash of test craft

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But the European Space Agency's participation in a mission to deflect an asteroid moon is now cancelled.

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How to trump group-think in a post-truth world

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When opinions are symbols of belonging, our brains work overtime to keep us believing, says Dan Kahan.

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US health-reform legislation clears big hurdle

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The 21st Century Cures Act aims to reshape drug regulation and biomedical research.

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Battle over US overtime pay rules leaves many postdocs in limbo

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Institutions struggle to respond after court blocks regulations that would have increased wages for junior researchers.

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An expensive dodo, an even more expensive telescope, and a ‘fog rainbow’

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November’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

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Big biology projects warm up to preprints

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Consortium backed by US National Institutes of Health is first major biology programme to mandate online publication of results ahead of peer review.

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Deforestation spikes in Brazilian Amazon

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Illegal land clearing hits highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack.

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UK moves closer to allowing ‘three-parent’ babies

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Scientists say mitochondrial-replacement therapy is ready for tests in the clinic.

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Can old computers bring Palestinians and Israelis together?

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Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem.

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Tracking the Trump transition, agency by agency

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Nature 's list of the key issues and appointments facing US government science agencies.

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Chernobyl's shield, dodo skeleton and HIV vaccines

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The week in science: 25 November–1 December 2016.

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Experimental treatments aim to prevent brain damage in babies

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Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients.

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Speedy Antarctic drills start hunt for Earth’s oldest ice

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British team is first to seek site of 1.5-million-year-old sample.

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Weaponized antibodies use new tricks to fight cancer

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Next generation of Trojan-horse drugs designed to minimize damage to healthy cells.

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Science Europe lobby group hit by sudden exodus

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:21pm

Brussels-based advocacy group aimed to provide single voice for scientists in the EU – but is losing members.

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Trump's pick for US health secretary has pushed to cut science spending

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:21am

Tom Price, Republican congressman from Georgia, has a thin track-record on science and research issues.

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Post-truth: a guide for the perplexed

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If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation.

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