3D reconstructions show a 'crown of thorns' shape stemming from a region linked to consciousness.
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February’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.
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The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught.
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Authorities and researchers ramp up their efforts to tackle the invasive fall armyworm.
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The Earth-sized astronomical bounty circles a dim star that flew under the radar of exoplanet researchers.
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By 2030, nation’s girls can expect to live to 91, says statistical analysis.
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The week in science: 17–23 February 2017.
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Paris consortium hopes to lure UK institutions with promise of access to European research funds after Brexit.
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How rediscovered chemical tags on DNA and RNA are shaking up the field.
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Maximum-security biolab is part of plan to build network of BSL-4 facilities across China.
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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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Policy experts want scientists at the table when government decides on environmental protection and membership of international collaborations.
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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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A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.
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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.
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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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This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers.
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Seagrasses keep waterborne pathogens in check, potentially benefiting people and coral reefs.
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Global research funds for these illnesses are at their lowest levels for a decade, when cash for West Africa epidemic is excluded.
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The week in science: 10–16 February 2017.
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