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Deep learning boosts Google Translate tool

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:21am

Internet giant's latest service employs neural networks to cut error rate by 60%, the company says.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20696

Daring Chinese telescope is poised to transform astronomy

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:21am

Construction of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is complete, but debugging has only just begun.

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Psychologists fail to replicate well-known behaviour linked to learning

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:21am

Numerous failed attempts to replicate the 'blocking effect' cast doubt on its scope.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20659

Spats, sniping and science: the rows behind the Nobels

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:21pm

The latest crop of prize predictions illuminates the century-long struggle to assign credit to individual researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20664

Arctic river flood plains are home to hidden carbon

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:21am

Research reveals an overlooked role for rivers in northern ecosystems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20679

Longest historic temperature record stretches back 2 million years

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:21am

Suggests greenhouse gases may warm planet more than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20673

Europa's peek-a-boo plumes confirmed

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:21am

Watery jets could be tapping into a buried ocean with the potential to support life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20685

Geneticists attempt to heal rifts with Aboriginal communities

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:21am

After decades of rocky relations, they are working together to trace indigenous communities’ ancestry.

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Low Arctic ice, Monsanto takeover, and the longest lightning strike

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:21am

The week in science: 16–22 September 2016

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Titanic clash over CRISPR patents turns ugly

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:21am

Accusations of impropriety feature in escalating dispute.

Nature 537 460 doi: 10.1038/537460a

Science and inequality

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:21pm

A special issue explores the study of inequality, and how socio-economic divides affect the science workforce.

Nature 537 465 doi: 10.1038/537465a

Is science only for the rich?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:21am

Around the world, poverty and social background remain huge barriers in scientific careers.

Nature 537 466 doi: 10.1038/537466a

Science’s 1%: How income inequality is getting worse in research

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:21am

Wages for top scientists are shooting skywards while others are being left behind.

Nature 537 471 doi: 10.1038/537471a

Mass production of review articles is cause for concern

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:21am

A torrent of low-quality meta-analyses and systematic reviews in biomedicine might be hiding valuable research and misleading scientists.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20617

Facebook couple commits $3 billion to cure disease

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:21am

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to have major impact by 2100.

Nature 537 595 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20649

Worldwide brain-mapping project sparks excitement — and concern

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:21pm

Worries include how to coordinate research programmes and resources from different countries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20658

Human remains found in hobbit cave

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:21pm

Ancient teeth make Homo sapiens the lead suspect in the extinction of Homo floresiensis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20656

Religion and science can have a true dialogue

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:21pm

A popular assumption that there is a conflict between the Church and the research world should be dispelled, says Kathryn Pritchard.

Nature 537 451 doi: 10.1038/537451a

US sharpens surveillance of crippling solar storms

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:21pm

Next-generation space-weather model will map the danger facing power grids.

Nature 537 458 doi: 10.1038/537458a