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A giant neuron found wrapped around entire mouse brain

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3D reconstructions show a 'crown of thorns' shape stemming from a region linked to consciousness.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21539

Fake stars, panda suits and ants on treadmills

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21541

Bees learn football from their buddies

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The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21540

African countries mobilize to battle invasive caterpillar

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Authorities and researchers ramp up their efforts to tackle the invasive fall armyworm.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21527

These seven alien worlds could help explain how planets form

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The Earth-sized astronomical bounty circles a dim star that flew under the radar of exoplanet researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21512

Life expectancy set to hit 90 in South Korea

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By 2030, nation’s girls can expect to live to 91, says statistical analysis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21535

Daring deep-sea explorers, armyworm offensive and GM-rice theft

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The week in science: 17–23 February 2017.

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Why British universities are unlikely to accept invitation to set up campuses in France

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Paris consortium hopes to lure UK institutions with promise of access to European research funds after Brexit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21519

An epigenetics gold rush: new controls for gene expression

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How rediscovered chemical tags on DNA and RNA are shaking up the field.

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Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world's most dangerous pathogens

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Maximum-security biolab is part of plan to build network of BSL-4 facilities across China.

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Energy scientists must show their workings

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Public trust demands greater openness from those whose research is used to set policy, argues Stefan Pfenninger.

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Delay in hiring science advisers intensifies Brexit worries

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Policy experts want scientists at the table when government decides on environmental protection and membership of international collaborations.

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Giant crack in Antarctic ice shelf spotlights advances in glaciology

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Rift through Larsen C ice shelf has grown to 175 kilometres, and collapse of nearby ice shelves could offer a glimpse of its future.

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The race to map the human body — one cell at a time

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A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.

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Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn’t the end of the story

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From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing is still being written.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21510

Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:21am

DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest.

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Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 5:21am

This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21503

Ocean meadows scrub seawater of harmful bacteria

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:21pm

Seagrasses keep waterborne pathogens in check, potentially benefiting people and coral reefs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21504

Ebola funding surge hides falling investment in other neglected diseases

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:21pm

Global research funds for these illnesses are at their lowest levels for a decade, when cash for West Africa epidemic is excluded.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21505

Human gene editing, a letter to President Trump and a no to homeopathy

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 1:21pm

The week in science: 10–16 February 2017.

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