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Italian scientists shocked by earthquake devastation

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Earthquake in seismically active region was predicted — but not destruction on this scale.

Nature 537 15 doi: 10.1038/537015a

Print your own 3D Lucy to work out how the famous hominin died

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Digital scans will help researchers test whether she fell out of a tree.

Nature 537 19 doi: 10.1038/537019a

Iran releases physicist after five years in jail

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Omid Kokabee, who became seriously ill while serving time on controversial treason charges, will now allowed to leave the country.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20505

Me and my drone: how automatons are changing research

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From birds to coastlines, drones take data collection to a whole new level.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20494

Floods, fires, Zika and a hidden portrait

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20493

Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific ‘families’

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Evolution of mathematics traced using unusually comprehensive genealogy database.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20491

South African academics warn of universities on the brink

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Over 1,200 sign open letter to President Jacob Zuma warning universities are at a tipping point.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20492

Earth-sized planet around nearby star is astronomy dream come true

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Planet orbiting Proxima Centauri is likely to be the focus of future interstellar voyages.

Nature 536 381 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20445

Beyond Terminator: squishy 'octobot' heralds new era of soft robotics

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Ditching conventional electronics and power sources, the pliable robot operates without rigid parts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20487

Zika blood risk, yellow fever and a giant aircraft

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The week in science: 19–25 August 2016

Nature 536 378 doi: 10.1038/536378a

'Terrifying shaking': Deadly Italian quake strikes 40 kilometres from L’Aquila

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Unlike 2009 tragedy, no seismic activity was recorded prior to the latest quake.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20489

Busting the billion-dollar myth: how to slash the cost of drug development

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A non-profit organization is proving that new drugs don't have to cost a fortune. Can its model work more broadly?

Nature 536 388 doi: 10.1038/536388a

China's soil plan needs strong support

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The government must accompany its action plan on soil quality with effective laws and remediation measures, says Hong Yang.

Nature 536 375 doi: 10.1038/536375a

Obama’s science legacy: uneven progress on scientific integrity

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US agencies have adopted stronger policies but have not always followed them.

Nature 536 386 doi: 10.1038/536386b

Obama’s science legacy: climate (policy) hots up

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President sidesteps Congress to curb US greenhouse-gas emissions.

Nature 536 387 doi: 10.1038/536387a

Giant, deadly ice slide baffles researchers

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Climate change could be to blame for Tibetan tragedy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20471

Obama’s science legacy: betting big on biomedical science

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 9:21am

Ambitious bids to map the brain and cure cancer have not boosted overall research funding.

Nature 536 385 doi: 10.1038/536385a

Obama’s science legacy: a space race stalls

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 6:21am

A crewed trip to Mars is still decades away.

Nature 536 386 doi: 10.1038/536386a

Europe leads growing market in offshore wind power

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:21am

Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20454

Brain's chemical signals seen in real time

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:21pm

Imaging technique reveals dopamine surges as mice learn to associate a sound with pleasure.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20458