Pavo Barišić says he won't step down after a parliamentary ethics committee found he copied another scholar's work.
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Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21300
A reproducibility guru, a former defence-research official and a controversial entrepreneur rumoured to be on list, along with current NIH leader and a congressman.
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Publications such as Nature and Science have policies that clash with the global health charity's open-access mandate.
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Where did it come from? How do organisms use it without self-destructing? And what else can it do?
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Long-hypothesized brain cells give bats their distance and angle to a location.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21275
Until now, prions were only seen in the cells of eukaryotic organisms such as plants and animals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21293
Stimulating certain areas of the animals’ brains can trigger predatory behaviours including biting and grabbing.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21292
The week in science: 6–12 January 2017
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Spice extract dupes assays and leads some drug hunters astray.
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Environmental scientists plan to push for policy changes but are nervous about losing current protections.
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The country is gearing up to get rid of rats, possums, stoats and other invasive predators by 2050. Is it a pipe dream?
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Revised scientific-integrity policy gives researchers more leeway to speak to the press and publish their findings.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21290
But Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, tells senators that efforts to predict climate change are ‘very limited’.
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After a decade of progress, Argentina’s scientists are battling a government bent on twisting public conceptions of their role, writes Alberto Kornblihtt.
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iCarbonX believes its cutting-edge partners and generous funding give it the upper hand.
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US National Science Foundation looks to slash funding for Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory.
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This group of viruses is hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought.
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Hand-powered device can process blood samples and separate out parasites such as those that cause malaria.
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Many researchers also object to proposed higher-education reforms, says survey.
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