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Plan to fly rhinos to Australia comes under fire

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:21pm

Team behind relocation scheme strongly defends attempt to establish ‘insurance population’.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20141

The week in science: 17–23 June 2016

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:21am

Daring Antarctic evacuation under way; US medical association declares gun violence a health crisis; and astronomers find Earth in a rocky relationship.

Nature 534 440 doi: 10.1038/534440a

Giant SKA telescope rattles South African community

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:21am

Struggle in Northern Cape province highlights a balancing act that scientists leading gigantic projects face.

Nature 534 444 doi: 10.1038/534444a

Canadian earthquake detector has deep-sea edge over US rival

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:21am

Sea-floor instruments will monitor seismic activity very close to the Cascadia fault.

Nature 534 446 doi: 10.1038/534446a

Science in China

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:21am

A special issue looks at the country's astonishing scientific trajectory as it seeks to secure its spot among the leaders in innovation.

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China by the numbers

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:21am

Research capacity has grown rapidly, and now quality is on the rise.

Nature 534 452 doi: 10.1038/534452a

China’s bid to be a DNA superpower

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:21am

First China conquered DNA sequencing. Now it wants to dominate precision medicine too.

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Quantum computer makes first high-energy physics simulation

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:21am

The technique would help address problems that classical computers can't handle.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20136

Infectious shellfish cancers may jump across species

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:21am

The parasitic tumours showed up in clams, mussels and other bivalves.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20138

First CRISPR clinical trial gets green light from US panel

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:21am

The technique's first test in people could begin as early as the end of the year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20137

Stranger bequeaths fortune to prominent neuroscientist

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:21am

Elena Cattaneo is a relentless campaigner against the misuse of science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20142

Bring climate change back from the future

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:21pm

The ‘shock’ over an Australian extinction shows that we still don’t accept that global warming is a problem for now, says James Watson.

Nature 534 437 doi: 10.1038/534437a

Election campaigns edge Australia towards climate consensus

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:21am

Rival parties avoid carbon controversy of former years.

Nature 534 443 doi: 10.1038/534443a

Funding for model-organism databases in trouble

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:21am

Researchers plan for hits to community hubs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20134

Infections reveal inequality between the sexes

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:21am

Stark differences between men and women’s immune responses pose medical conundrum.

Nature 534 447 doi: 10.1038/534447a

Daring Antarctic rescue mission sets off for South Pole

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:21am

The US government plans to evacuate a sick crew member from an isolated research station.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20135

Science stars of China

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:21pm

From ancient DNA to neutrinos and neuroscience, top researchers in China are making big impacts — and raising their country’s standing in science.

Nature 534 456 doi: 10.1038/534456a

Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:21pm

Crustaceans at depths of 10,000 metres contain higher concentrations of chemicals than do some animals in coastal waters.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20118

Farming invented twice in Middle East, genomes study reveals

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:21pm

Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20119

Iconic Antarctic geology lab gets the boot

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:21pm

Florida repository of marine sediments dates back to early days of US polar exploration.

Nature 534 448 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20096