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DNA heist that wasn’t sparks data questions

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:21pm

Alleged theft from Italian gene bank dismissed — but ownership of samples remains under investigation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20620

Europe proposes copyright reform to help scientists mine research papers

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:21pm

Long-awaited plan would exempt computer-aided harvesting from EU copyright law.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20606

Peru signals space ambitions with Earth-monitoring satellite

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:21am

Spacecraft could help scientists track logging, natural disasters and illegal mining.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20610

China launches second space lab

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 9:21am

Tiangong 2 will develop expertise for a future space station and conduct science experiments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20611

Google’s speech machine, Lasker awards and Obama’s parasite

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 8:21am

The week in science: 9–15 September 2016

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Mystery deportation of particle physicist leads to swell of protest

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 8:21am

Adlène Hicheur’s ejection from Brazil to France remains unexplained.

Nature 537 287 doi: 10.1038/537287a

Medical Nobel prize committee deals with surgical scandal

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:21am

Panel rocked by investigations into surgeon — but its credibility stays intact.

Nature 537 289 doi: 10.1038/537289a

The office experiment: Can science build the perfect workspace?

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:21am

Windows, desks and employees are being wired up in a quest to create healthy, evidence-based environments.

Nature 537 294 doi: 10.1038/537294a

Brazil ratification pushes Paris climate deal one step closer

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:21am

Country joins top emitters United States and China in joining the agreement this month.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20588

No safe haven for polar bears in warming Arctic

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:21am

Sea-ice retreat is affecting every one of the endangered species’ refuges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20590

Detailed map shows Milky Way is bigger than we thought

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:21am

First results from Gaia probe also seem to solve old controversy over Pleiades cluster.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20591

Illusory fears must not stifle chimaera research

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:21am

Human–animal embryos have great biomedical potential — but scientists will have to quell public alarm if funding for such work is restored, says Insoo Hyun.

Nature 537 281 doi: 10.1038/537281a

Ebola virus lingers longer than scientists thought

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:21am

Long-term tracking of people who beat the virus reveal its remarkable longevity in the human body.

Nature 537 291 doi: 10.1038/537291a

Secrets of life in the soil

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:21pm

Diana Wall has built a career on overturning assumptions about underground ecosystems. Now she is seeking to protect this endangered world.

Nature 537 298 doi: 10.1038/537298a

Why scientists must share their research code

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:21am

'Reproducibility editor' Victoria Stodden explains the growing movement to make code and data available to others.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20504

Moon’s pull can trigger big earthquakes

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:21am

Geologic strain of tides during full and new moons could increase magnitude of tremors.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20551

Virus pumps up male muscles — in mice

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:21pm

A virus that influences the development of the placenta in mammals could also help to explain male animals’ physiques.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20574

Reactor shutdown threatens world’s medical-isotope supply

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:21am

Canada’s Chalk River reactor, which makes large amounts of technetium-99m, will end production next month.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20577

Moscow monument proposed to immortalize peer review

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:21am

Sociologist hopes to raise cash to carve concrete sculpture.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20578

Milky Way mapper: 6 ways the Gaia spacecraft will change astronomy

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:21pm

European mission will shed light on hidden asteroids, the Universe’s expansion and exoplanets.

Nature 537 292 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20569