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Psychedelic compound in ecstasy moves closer to approval to treat PTSD

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A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Golden neurons, river piracy and bright nights

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21912

Controversial UK research reform crosses finish line

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Snap general election triggers compromises in legislation overhauling how Britain’s science is funded.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21919

Huge Arctic report ups estimates of sea-level rise

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Report prompts warnings that the polar region is 'unravelling'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21911

Ancient-human genomes plucked from cave dirt

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For the first time, researchers have identified DNA of human relatives without the need to find their bones, opening new window into the past.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21910

BioRxiv preprint server gets cash boost from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Money will be used to develop open-source platform and help put articles in web-friendly formats.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21894

Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought

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Broken mastodon bones hint that Homo sapiens wasn’t the first hominin to get to the New World.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21886

March for Science, climate engineering and China's space station

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The week in science: 21–27 April 2017

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California’s $3-billion bet on stem cells faces final test

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Major investment in regenerative medicine enters its last stage — and the money might run out before treatments are ready.

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The next big hit in molecule Hollywood

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Superfast imaging techniques are giving researchers their best views yet of what happens in the atomic world.

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Dog family tree reveals hidden history of canine diversity

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Genetic map showing how dog breeds are related provides a wealth of information about their origins.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21885

Climate change is making algal blooms worse

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Rising ocean temperatures drive more intense and longer lasting toxic outbreaks.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21884

Surprise El Niño causes devastation but offers lessons for ecologists

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How Peruvian coastal deserts respond to rains will aid future disaster response.

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Planetariums — not just for kids

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Planetariums are not just for education, or even astronomy: they could display all sorts of data, if only scientists thought to use them, says Tom Kwasnitschka.

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Ripple effects of New Zealand earthquake continue to this day

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November tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year.

Nature 544 402 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21876

What happened at March for Science events around the world

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:21pm

Nature reported from marches in cities including Sydney, Washington DC and Paris, as people took to the streets in support of science.

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What all those scientists on Twitter are really doing

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:21pm

Analysis reveals that female researchers are over-represented on the social-media site and that mathematicians and life scientists are less likely to use it.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21873

Mining threatens Chinese fossil site that revealed planet's earliest animals

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:21pm

Protests sparked by the destruction of three key fossil-hunting areas result in a temporary halt of phosphate mining.

Nature 544 403 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21869

Fake-drug crackdown, tackling misconduct and Europa’s plumes

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:21am

The week in science: 14–20 April 2017.

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Drivers gear up for world’s first nanocar race

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:21pm

Chemists will navigate molecular wagons along a tiny golden track.

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