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Chinese gravitational-wave hunt hits crunch time

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 7:21am

The pressure is on to choose between several proposals for space-based detectors.

Nature 531 150 doi: 10.1038/531150a

CRISPR everywhere

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:21pm

A special issue explores what it means to be living in an age of gene editing.

Nature 531 155 doi: 10.1038/531155a

Welcome to the CRISPR zoo

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:21am

Birds and bees are just the beginning for a burgeoning technology.

Nature 531 160 doi: 10.1038/531160a

Citizen scientists take on latest gravitational-wave data

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:21am

Einstein@home project will target neutron stars, some of the most mysterious objects in astrophysics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19505

'Sci fi' eye experiments improve vision in children — and rabbits

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 6:21am

Cells grown both inside and outside the body show promise in fixing lenses and corneas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19535

The Go Files: AI computer wins first match against master Go player

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:21pm

Nature reports from a battle of man vs machine over the Go board.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19544

NASA reschedules troubled Mars InSight mission to 2018

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 1:21pm

Instrument problems prevented Martian lander from launching in March 2016 as planned.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19545

Support communities involved in disease studies

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:21am

Lack of continued help for poor families involved in Huntington’s-disease research has sown resentment and mistrust, says Ignacio Muñoz-Sanjuan.

Nature 531 141 doi: 10.1038/531141a

‘Open-hardware’ pioneers push for low-cost lab kit

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 8:21am

Conference aims to raise awareness of shared resources for building lab equipment.

Nature 531 147 doi: 10.1038/531147a

Five million US seeds banked for resurrection experiment

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Project Baseline will monitor effects of climate change on plant evolution.

Nature 531 152 doi: 10.1038/531152a

Science as art: Wellcome Image Awards 2016

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 5:21pm

Nature 's favourite winners in the 2016 competition run by the biomedical charity in London.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19538

The Go Files: champion preps for $1 million machine match

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:21pm

Nature reports from a battle of man vs computer over the Go board.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19541

How the US CRISPR patent probe will play out

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:21am

Decision could determine who profits from the gene-editing technique in future.

Nature 531 149 doi: 10.1038/531149a

CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:21pm

The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work.

Nature 531 156 doi: 10.1038/531156a

Statisticians issue warning over misuse of P values

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 1:21pm

Policy statement aims to halt missteps in the quest for certainty.

Nature 531 151 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19503

The Go Files: ‘Humanity-packed’ AI prepares to take on world champion

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 1:21pm

Nature reports from a battle of man vs machine over the Go board.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19512

Liquid metal ‘balloons’ offer room-temperature soldering

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Invention could help the microelectronics industry to connect circuit-board components without risking heat damage.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19495

First Zika-linked birth defects detected in Colombia

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:21am

Cases may signal start of anticipated wave of birth defects in country hit hard by Zika virus.

Nature 531 153 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19502

Psychology’s reproducibility problem is exaggerated – say psychologists

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 9:21am

Reanalysis of last year's enormous replication study argues that there is no need to be so pessimistic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19498

Scientists still fail to record age and sex of lab mice

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:21am

Text-mining analysis finds that studies fall short of best practice — despite guidelines introduced in 2010.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19500