NASA’s rebooted mission, K2, seeks out new worlds closely orbiting stars smaller than the Sun.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20853
Images from NASA orbiter suggest that Europe's Schiaparelli probe smashed on impact.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20860
NASA’s New Horizons mission plumbs complex interplay between the dwarf planet's surface and its sky.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20856
Alex Bocharov explains why the company is hoping to build qubits out of particles that some scientists think might not even exist.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20774
Specimen suggests that people and ancient fish have more in common than previously thought.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20848
Two gene-expression studies could explain why people of African descent respond more strongly to infection, and are more prone to autoimmune diseases.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20854
Juno probe goes into safe mode hours before second fly-by of the giant planet.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20832
EMA becomes first major drugs agency to publish clinical-study reports online.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20855
Five years in, the US EarthCube programme has struggled to deliver on its promises.
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Capuchin monkeys in Brazil unintentionally produce rock fragments that resemble ancient stone tools.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20816
Florida ecologist uses a parody Twitter account as a way of highlighting issues in science and academia.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20830
But UN flagship has handed out barely any money.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20834
Concerns that artificial intelligence will pose a danger if it develops consciousness are misplaced, says Jim Davies.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/538291a
Chairman Lamar Smith has turned once-placid panel into investigative powerhouse.
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This year’s US presidential election is the toughest test yet for political polls as experts struggle to keep up with changing demographics and technology.
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Mission control loses contact with Schiaparelli lander while sister craft successfully enters Martian orbit.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20838
Claims of infants created using mitochondrial-replacement techniques stir scientific and ethical debate.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20849
The week in science: 14–20 October 2016
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Science policy fades into background for many who back Republican candidate in US presidential race.
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Scientists are beginning to understand why these ‘mini Wall Streets’ work so well at forecasting election results — and how they sometimes fail.
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