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Antarctic Journal: Why I don't tell people where I work

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:21am

Groundhog Day at McMurdo, the volcano next door, and ROSETTA-Ice takes flight.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18843

Bionic roses implanted with electronic circuits

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:21am

Materials scientists nonplussed by wired-up plants with colour-changing leaves.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18851

Nature's news quiz: gene-edited animals, the world's biggest volcano, and a sense of fair play

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18853

Leap-second decision delayed by eight years

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:21am

Some want to scrap adjustment that keeps atomic time in sync with Earth's rotation.

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Paris climate talks: the consequences of climate change

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:21am

Nature Video examines the impacts of a world that is a few degrees hotter.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18857

Graph-theory breakthrough tantalizes mathematicians

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:21am

Algorithm that speeds up comparison of graphs would be first major advance in three decades.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18801

Powerful new agency recommended to oversee UK science funding

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:21am

Long-awaited prescription for UK research proposes shakeup but no merger for seven funding agencies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18837

Salmon is first transgenic animal to win US approval for food

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:21am

Long-awaited decision authorizes a genetically engineered animal to grace US dinner tables for the first time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18838

Paris climate talks: The 2 °C limit

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 2:21pm

Nature Video examines the science behind the warming target.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18840

The world's biggest volcano is a magnetic mix-up

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 1:21pm

Five weeks of mapping at sea suggests two possible origins for the underwater Tamu Massif.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18842

The week in science: 13–19 November 2015

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:21pm

Space junk splashdown; glyphosate risk assessed; US space miners get rights.

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Time to cry out for academic freedom

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:21pm

Giving staff and students a say in how institutions are run would strengthen governance and clip the wings of administrators, argues Colin Macilwain.

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The exoplanet files

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 9:21am

What we know about alien worlds — and what’s coming next.

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Wild toads saved from killer fungal disease

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 5:21pm

But chemical treatment for chytrid infection may only work in specific habitats.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18814

Cultural differences determine when kids learn to play fair

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 2:21pm

Children in many — but not all ― societies reject unfair deals by the age of eight.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18816

NIH to retire all research chimpanzees

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 1:21pm

Fifty animals held in “reserve” by the US government will be sent to sanctuaries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18817

China's bold push into genetically customized animals

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:21am

New kinds of dogs, goats, monkeys and pigs are being made quickly, though scientists voice worries about ethics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18826

Freefall space cubes are test for gravitational wave spotter

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 8:21am

Europe’s long-awaited LISA Pathfinder spacecraft has two metal cubes at its heart, which it will attempt to isolate from every force except for gravity.

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Racial bias continues to haunt NIH grants

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 6:21am

Minorities still less likely to win biomedical funding.

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Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:21am

Protein complex offers explanation for how animals sense Earth's magnetic pull.

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