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Kepler finds scores of planets around cool dwarf stars

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NASA’s rebooted mission, K2, seeks out new worlds closely orbiting stars smaller than the Sun.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20853

Mars lander's potential crash site spotted

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Images from NASA orbiter suggest that Europe's Schiaparelli probe smashed on impact.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20860

Icy heart could be key to Pluto’s strange geology

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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

Inside Microsoft’s quest for a topological quantum computer

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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

Fish fossil upends scientists’ view of jaw evolution

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Specimen suggests that people and ancient fish have more in common than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20848

Neanderthal DNA affects ethnic differences in immune response

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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

Jupiter mission's computer glitch delays data-gathering

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Juno probe goes into safe mode hours before second fly-by of the giant planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20832

Europe’s drug regulator opens vaults of clinical-trials data

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EMA becomes first major drugs agency to publish clinical-study reports online.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20855

Effort to wrangle geoscience data faces uncertain future

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Five years in, the US EarthCube programme has struggled to deliver on its promises.

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Monkey 'tools' raise questions over human archaeological record 

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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

@ScientistTrump will make science great again

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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

Green Climate Fund earmarks more than $1 billion for developing countries

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But UN flagship has handed out barely any money.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20834

Program good ethics into artificial intelligence

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Concerns that artificial intelligence will pose a danger if it develops consciousness are misplaced, says Jim Davies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/538291a

How Republicans reshaped the House science committee

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Chairman Lamar Smith has turned once-placid panel into investigative powerhouse.

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The polling crisis: How to tell what people really think

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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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Europe’s probe feared lost on Mars

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:21pm

Mission control loses contact with Schiaparelli lander while sister craft successfully enters Martian orbit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20838

Reports of ‘three-parent babies’ multiply

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:21pm

Claims of infants created using mitochondrial-replacement techniques stir scientific and ethical debate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20849

Mars excitement, campus riots and a freeze on refrigerants

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:21am

The week in science: 14–20 October 2016

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The scientists who support Donald Trump

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 9:21am

Science policy fades into background for many who back Republican candidate in US presidential race.

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The power of prediction markets

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:21pm

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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