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Wellcome Trust launches open-access publishing venture

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

The charity hopes other funders will follow a similar model.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20220

CubeSats set for deep space — if they can hitch a ride

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

Shoebox-sized craft face a wait to be propelled beyond Earth’s orbit.

Nature 535 19 doi: 10.1038/535019a

Back to the thesis

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

Late nights, typos, self-doubt and despair. Francis Collins, Sara Seager and Uta Frith dust off their theses, and reflect on what the PhD was like for them.

Nature 535 22 doi: 10.1038/535022a

What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

Doctoral courses are slowly being modernized. Now the thesis and viva need to catch up.

Nature 535 26 doi: 10.1038/535026a

Zika raises profile of more common birth-defect virus

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:21am

Cytomegalovirus is a much greater global problem than Zika.

Nature 535 17 doi: 10.1038/535017a

Find the time to discuss new bioweapons

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:21am

The Biological Weapons Convention needs to take the assessment of emerging scientific dangers more seriously, argues Malcolm Dando.

Nature 535 9 doi: 10.1038/535009a

Juno becomes first spacecraft to visit Jupiter in 21 years

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:21am

NASA mission will study the gas giant’s origin and evolution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20205

Brexit and science: Seven days later

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 9:21am

A week on from the vote, reassurance, rage and racism all feature.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20193

‘Glass floor’ persists in UK research

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 8:21am

Scientists from low-income backgrounds face barrier to entry, but no pay discrimination.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20197

Antarctic ozone hole is on the mend

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 8:21am

Global regulation of chlorine compounds is giving the atmosphere time to heal, even as volcanic eruptions interfere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20183

Biomedical researchers lax about validating antibodies for experiments

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 7:21am

Failure to test common research component could undermine reproducibility of results.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20192

The week in science: 24–30 June 2016

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 7:21am

Ill workers rescued from Antarctic station; controversial surgeon Paolo Macchiarini faces manslaughter charges; and China dominates list of fastest supercomputers.

Nature 534 594 doi: 10.1038/534594a

ArXiv preprint server plans multimillion-dollar overhaul

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:21am

Users urge caution in revamp of service at the heart of physics.

Nature 534 602 doi: 10.1038/534602a

Stressed Indus River threatens Pakistan’s water supplies

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:21am

Cooler, cloudier summers slow snowmelt in Himalayas

Nature 534 600 doi: 10.1038/534600a

Dolly at 20: The inside story on the world’s most famous sheep

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:21am

From incubation in a bra to an afterlife under glass, how a cloned sheep attained celebrity status.

Nature 534 604 doi: 10.1038/534604a

Interdisciplinary proposals struggle to get funded

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 7:21am

Agencies are less likely to fund studies that straddle multiple fields, a study of Australian grants finds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20189

Dry Amazon could see record fire season

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:21am

Forecasters warn that high ocean temperatures presage intense blazes in rainforest.

Nature 535 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20190

Science academies blast US government’s planned research-ethics reforms

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:21am

Panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to 'Common Rule' on human-subjects research.

Nature 535 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20191

Stop teaching Indians to copy and paste

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 6:21am

Major reform of education in India should encourage original thinking to boost the nation's research, argues Anurag Chaurasia.

Nature 534 591 doi: 10.1038/534591a

UK scientists in limbo after Brexit shock

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:21am

Researchers organize to lobby for science as country prepares for life outside the EU.

Nature 534 597 doi: 10.1038/534597a