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South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:21pm

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

Nature 543 475 doi: 10.1038/543475a

Jailed Iranian researcher’s health worsening rapidly

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:21pm

Academics call for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned without trial since last April.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21660

Genome-based cholesterol drug boosts heart health

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Treatment reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, but might not live up to outsized expectations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21656

Pasteur Institute’s scientists make last-ditch plea to keep their president

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Popular leader will be forced to retire at 65 — but senior staff have other ideas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21635

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain.

Nature 543 471 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21652

Space ravioli, coral bleaching and a LIGO pioneer dies

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:21am

The week in science: 10–16 March 2017.

Nature 543 292 doi: 10.1038/543292a

Chinese mountain observatory to probe cosmic-ray origins

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:21pm

The massive project will intercept γ-ray showers in an unexplored energy band.

Nature 543 300 doi: 10.1038/543300a

A makeover for the world's most hated crop

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:21am

Oil palm has a reputation as an environmental menace. Can the latest genetic research change that?

Nature 543 306 doi: 10.1038/543306a

‘Zombie’ patent fights over mutant mice return

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:21am

University takes on US National Institutes of Health over animals used for Alzheimer’s research.

Nature 543 296 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21620

Hidden HIV reservoirs exposed by telltale protein

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:21am

The discovery helps to identify dormant infected cells and could one day lead to a cure.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21639

How dare you call us diplomats

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:21am

Amaya Moro-Martín is furious about Spanish government attempts to brand her and other exiled scientists as strategic partners.

Nature 543 289 doi: 10.1038/543289a

Earth’s lost history of planet-altering eruptions revealed

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:21am

Geologists unearth signs of major volcanic events stretching back 3 billion years.

Nature 543 295 doi: 10.1038/543295a

CRISPR, microbes and more are joining the war against crop killers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:21am

Agricultural scientists look beyond synthetic chemistry to battle pesticide resistance.

Nature 543 302 doi: 10.1038/543302a

Fossil algae hold clues to origin of modern photosynthesis

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:21am

The 1.6-billion-year-old specimens hold promise for settling long-running debate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21617

First fluorescent frog found

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:21am

A rare find in land animals reveals a new way to glow.

Nature 543 297 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21616

Trump and Republicans take aim at environmental agency

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:21pm

EPA chief Scott Pruitt denies carbon dioxide’s impact on the climate, and promises deregulation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21618

Physician with drug-industry ties is Trump's FDA pick

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:21am

Scott Gottlieb may face scrutiny over potential conflicts of interest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21619

Synthetic yeast chromosomes help probe mysteries of evolution

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

To work out how the yeast genome evolved, bioengineers are recreating it.

Nature 543 298 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21615

China's coal use, mould money and Russia's new doping lab

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:21pm

The week in science: 3–9 March 2017.

Nature 543 154 doi: 10.1038/543154a

Neanderthal tooth plaque hints at meals — and kisses

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:21am

Analysis paints picture of diets, medicine and possible intimacy with humans.

Nature 543 163 doi: 10.1038/543163a