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How should science funders deal with sexual harassers?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 7:21am

US science agencies threaten harsh penalties, but many have yet to take action.

Nature 530 138 doi: 10.1038/530138a

Nobel official resigns over Karolinska surgeon controversy

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:21am

Geneticist Urban Lendahl steps down because of involvement in Macchiarini investigation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19332

South Korea stretches lead in research investment

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:21am

Asian powerhouse invests more of its economy into research than anyone else.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19333

Job cuts in Australia target climate scientists

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:21am

National science agency announces strategic shift away from measuring and modelling climate change.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19313

Karolinska Institute to cut ties with controversial surgeon

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:21am

Swedish institute has “lost confidence” in artificial-windpipe pioneer Paolo Macchiarini after allegations of ethical breaches.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19315

Biotech giant publishes failures to confirm high-profile science

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:21am

Amgen posts three studies at new online channel for discussing reproducibility.

Nature 530 141 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19269

Forests not equal when it comes to climate

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:21am

Two studies show how different tree species affect both carbon storage and local temperatures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19294

Tasmanian bushfires threaten iconic ancient forests

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:21pm

Blazes have encroached on ecosystems that date back more than 180 million years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19308

The week in science: 29 January–4 February 2016

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 7:21pm

GM fish flip-flop; Earth’s crust drilled; and stem-cell scandal memoirs published.

Nature 530 10 doi: 10.1038/530010a

Academics across Europe join ‘Brexit’ debate

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:21pm

If the United Kingdom leaves the EU, researchers throughout the bloc will feel the effects.

Nature 530 15 doi: 10.1038/530015a

Meet the soft, cuddly robots of the future

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Rigid robots step aside — a new generation of squishy, stretchy machines is wiggling our way.

Nature 530 24 doi: 10.1038/530024a

Destroying worn-out cells makes mice live longer

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21am

Elegant experiment confirms that targeting senescent cells could treat age-related diseases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19287

US panel greenlights creation of male 'three-person' embryos

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:21am

But federal law prevents regulators from approving the technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19290

Make journals report clinical trials properly

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:21pm

There is no excuse for the shoddy practice of allowing researchers to change outcomes and goals without saying so, says Ben Goldacre.

Nature 530 7 doi: 10.1038/530007a

Drugmakers target depression’s cognitive fog

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:21pm

Industry and researchers push for ways to assess memory and concentration deficits.

Nature 530 17 doi: 10.1038/530017a

Germany’s science hubs win in major research revamp

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:21pm

Research clusters emerge as the big success of Germany’s Excellence Initiative — despite its focus on elite institutes.

Nature 530 18 doi: 10.1038/530018a

The mystery of the expanding tropics

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:21pm

As Earth's dry zones shift rapidly polewards, researchers are scrambling to figure out the cause — and consequences.

Nature 530 20 doi: 10.1038/530020a

Microplastics damage oyster fertility

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:21pm

Plastic litter affects offspring of exposed marine animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19286

University seeks private donations to offset climate funding crunch

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:21am

Columbia courts philanthropic benefactors to support research in impacts and adaptation.

Nature 530 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19260

UK scientists gain licence to edit genes in human embryos

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:21am

Team at Francis Crick Institute permitted to use CRISPR–Cas9 technology in embryos for early-development research.

Nature 530 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19270