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New cause for Lyme disease complicates already murky diagnosis

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:21pm

Scientists claim a novel bacterium can cause the tick-borne disease and may trigger more serious symptoms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19393

Karolinska’s vice-chancellor resigns over case of controversial surgeon

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:21pm

Swedish institute reopens misconduct investigation into Paolo Macchiarini.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19374

Snail's pace: Nature readers on their longest wait to get published

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:21pm

Online poll suggests 10% have had a paper held for at least 3 years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19375

A mouse’s house may ruin experiments

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:21pm

Environmental factors lie behind many irreproducible rodent experiments.

Nature 530 264 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19335

Zika-microcephaly paper sparks data-sharing confusion

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 5:21am

Virus study used data released online without adequate acknowledgement, researcher complains.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19367

'Water scarcity' affects four billion people each year

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:21pm

Global map charts locations that use more water than is available in at least one month each year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19370

Einstein's gravitational waves found at last

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:21am

LIGO 'hears' space-time ripples produced by black-hole collision.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19361

Legal tussle delays launch of huge toxicity database

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 7:21am

Health risks of nearly 10,000 chemicals charted to help predict toxicity of untested substances.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19365

Gravitational waves: a three-minute guide

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:21am

Nature Video explains how scientists are searching for ripples in space-time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19366

LIGO announces gravitational-wave detection — in pictures

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 1:21pm

Scenes from the historic announcement in Washington DC.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19368

The week in science: 5–11 February 2016

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:21pm

Nuclear-fusion reactor roars; drug-trial death investigated; and US budget boost for Zika research.

Nature 530 134 doi: 10.1038/530134a

Does it take too long to publish research?

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 9:21am

Scientists are becoming increasingly frustrated by the time it takes to publish a paper. Something has to change, they say.

Nature 530 148 doi: 10.1038/530148a

Obama makes risky bid to increase science spending

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 9:21am

But many research advocates worry that the proposal could backfire in the face of political opposition.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19316

The hundred-year quest for gravitational waves — in pictures

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 7:21am

On LIGO’s big day, Nature chronicles the search for Einstein's predicted ripples in space-time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19340

LIGO live: Inside the hunt for gravitational waves

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 7:21am

Follow announcements on the search for cosmic ripples as they unfold.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19344

Parkinson’s patients trained to respond to placebos

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 7:21am

Study suggests how dummy pills might reduce drug doses in routine care.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19341

US Supreme Court puts Obama climate regulations on hold

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 6:21am

Rules to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants are key part of US President's fight against global warming.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19346

High stakes as Japanese space observatory prepares for launch

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 2:21pm

ASTRO-H will carry a technology that two earlier, ill-fated space telescopes failed to put into action.

Nature 530 140 doi: 10.1038/530140a

Proving Zika link to birth defects poses huge challenge

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 9:21am

Obtaining conclusive evidence either way could take years, say researchers.

Nature 530 142 doi: 10.1038/530142a

The chips are down for Moore’s law

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 2:21pm

The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.

Nature 530 144 doi: 10.1038/530144a