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Near-blind shark is world’s longest-lived vertebrate

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:21am

Greenland shark found to be at least 272 years old.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20406

Nobel laureate’s death highlights struggles at Egyptian science hub

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:21am

Cash-strapped Zewail City of Science and Technology is the legacy of Arab chemist Ahmed Zewail.

Nature 536 260 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20408

The week in science: 5–11 August 2016

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:21am

Iranian nuclear scientist executed; Turkey suspends research-agency staff; and private company granted permission to go to the Moon.

Nature 536 130 doi: 10.1038/536130a

Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:21pm

Life came to ice-free Canadian corridor too late to sustain migrations of Clovis and pre-Clovis people.

Nature 536 138 doi: 10.1038/536138a

The bandwidth bottleneck that is throttling the Internet

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:21am

Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.

Nature 536 139 doi: 10.1038/536139a

Steer driverless cars towards full automation

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:21am

For cars to be safe, full control must be allocated to the driver — be it human or computer, argues John Baruch.

Nature 536 127 doi: 10.1038/536127a

Glider aims to break world record — and boost climate science

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:21pm

Perlan mission will surf stratospheric waves and conduct atmospheric research.

Nature 536 134 doi: 10.1038/536134a

US grants for zebrafish studies on the rise

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:21pm

Analysis from US National Institutes of Health charts shift in model-organism trends.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20391

Replications, ridicule and a recluse: the controversy over NgAgo gene-editing intensifies

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:21pm

As failures to replicate results using the CRISPR alternative stack up, a quiet scientist stands by his claims.

Nature 536 136 doi: 10.1038/536136a

Beyond CRISPR: A guide to the many other ways to edit a genome

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:21am

The popular technique has limitations that have sparked searches for alternatives.

Nature 536 136 doi: 10.1038/536136b

Icy telescope throws cold water on sterile neutrino theory

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 8:21am

IceCube observatory reports null result in search for particle.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20382

Hopes for revolutionary new LHC particle dashed

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:21pm

But the hunt continues for elementary particles beyond the standard model of physics.

Nature 536 133 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20376

Scientists track badger–cow encounters to understand cattle TB

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:21am

Economically costly disease is mainly passed through infected pastures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20378

US agency to lift ban on funding human–animal hybrids

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 9:21am

Researchers in the United States will soon be able to resume creating chimaera-based projects.

Nature 536 135 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20379

E-mails show how UK physicists were dumped over Brexit

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 2:21pm

Researchers dropped from EU grant proposal because UK inclusion would ‘compromise’ project.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20380

German psychiatrist plans to scan the brains of refugees

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg seeks insight into why migrants are so vulnerable to mental illness.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20340

Scholarly Olympics: How the games have shaped research

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 1:21pm

A graphical guide to the impact of the Olympics on science.

Nature 536 18 doi: 10.1038/536018a

Australian government orders science agency to pull back on climate job cuts

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:21pm

But researchers say damage is already done after job losses at CSIRO.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20377

Donald Trump’s appeal should be a call to arms

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:21am

Trump’s nomination as Republican presidential candidate is a reminder that scientific progress has not benefited all Americans, says Daniel Sarewitz.

Nature 536 7 doi: 10.1038/536007a

The week in science: 29 July–4 August 2016

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:21am

Theranos debuts new blood-testing device; Google and GlaxoSmithKline team up on bioelectronics; and United States has first domestic Zika transmissions.

Nature 536 10 doi: 10.1038/536010a