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'Water scarcity' affects four billion people each year

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Global map charts locations that use more water than is available in at least one month each year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19370

Zika-microcephaly paper sparks data-sharing confusion

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Virus study used data released online without adequate acknowledgement, researcher complains.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19367

LIGO announces gravitational-wave detection — in pictures

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Scenes from the historic announcement in Washington DC.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19368

Legal tussle delays launch of huge toxicity database

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Health risks of nearly 10,000 chemicals charted to help predict toxicity of untested substances.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19365

Einstein's gravitational waves found at last

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LIGO 'hears' space-time ripples produced by black-hole collision.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19361

Gravitational waves: a three-minute guide

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Nature Video explains how scientists are searching for ripples in space-time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19366

The hundred-year quest for gravitational waves — in pictures

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On LIGO’s big day, Nature chronicles the search for Einstein's predicted ripples in space-time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19340

The week in science: 5–11 February 2016

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Nuclear-fusion reactor roars; drug-trial death investigated; and US budget boost for Zika research.

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Does it take too long to publish research?

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Scientists are becoming increasingly frustrated by the time it takes to publish a paper. Something has to change, they say.

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LIGO live: Inside the hunt for gravitational waves

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Follow announcements on the search for cosmic ripples as they unfold.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19344

Parkinson’s patients trained to respond to placebos

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Study suggests how dummy pills might reduce drug doses in routine care.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19341

US Supreme Court puts Obama climate regulations on hold

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Rules to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants are key part of US President's fight against global warming.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19346

Obama makes risky bid to increase science spending

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But many research advocates worry that the proposal could backfire in the face of political opposition.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19316

Proving Zika link to birth defects poses huge challenge

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Obtaining conclusive evidence either way could take years, say researchers.

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High stakes as Japanese space observatory prepares for launch

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ASTRO-H will carry a technology that two earlier, ill-fated space telescopes failed to put into action.

Nature 530 140 doi: 10.1038/530140a

The chips are down for Moore’s law

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The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.

Nature 530 144 doi: 10.1038/530144a

UN agency proposes greenhouse-gas standard for aircraft 

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Plan aims to decrease carbon dioxide produced by new aeroplanes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19336

Gravitational waves: 6 cosmic questions they can tackle

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:21pm

The discovery of ripples in space-time has vindicated Einstein — but it can also do so much more.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19337

Flies reared in the dark for 60 years give up their genetic secrets

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:21pm

Dark-fly project looks for changes that helped fruit flies to thrive without light.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19339

Change the system to halt harassment

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:21am

Universities and their senior staff must do more to deter, detect and punish all forms of inappropriate behaviour, says Joan Schmelz.

Nature 530 131 doi: 10.1038/530131a