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Planet-sized 'waves' spotted in the Sun's atmosphere

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:21am

Long-sought features may help researchers to improve models of solar activity and predict space weather.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21704

Citizen scientists to rescue 150 years of cosmic images

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 2:21pm

Long-lost images could offer insight into rare and moving stars.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21702

Big data renews fight over animal origins

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:21pm

Study is the latest in the long-running dispute over which lineage — sponges or comb jellies — is the oldest branch in the animal tree.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21703

DNA typos to blame for most cancer mutations

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:21am

Environment and heredity might not contribute as much to cancer risk as researchers thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21696

Zika mosquito genome mapped – at last

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:21am

‘Breakthrough’ technique used to piece together genome sequence of Zika vector, Aedes aegypti,  10 years after publication of draft sequence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21697

Canada budget falls flat with scientists

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:21am

Emphasis on innovation overshadowed by funding freeze for key research councils.

Nature 543 598 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21699

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 5:21am

Global health charity is latest funder to start its own publishing ‘channel’ — and the European Commission is considering its own service.

Nature 543 599 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21700

Nuclear-test films, smoking declines and five new particles

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:21am

The week in science: 17–23 March 2017.

Nature 543 468 doi: 10.1038/543468a

South Korea’s scientists seek change amid political chaos

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:21am

President’s impeachment creates opportunity to shift how nation supports basic research.

Nature 543 474 doi: 10.1038/543474a

How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:21pm

Astronomers hope to grab the first images of an event horizon — the point of no return.

Nature 543 478 doi: 10.1038/543478a

Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:21pm

'Textbook-changing' analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major groups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21681

Mathematicians create warped worlds in virtual reality

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:21pm

Immersive experience set to become accessible to all.

Nature 543 473 doi: 10.1038/543473a

Europe can build on scientific intuition

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:21pm

Carlos Moedas sees a bold future for the European Research Council and more projects that copy its approach.

Nature 543 465 doi: 10.1038/543465a

‘Wavelet revolution’ pioneer scoops top maths award

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:21am

Yves Meyer wins the Abel Prize for role in theory with data applications from digital cinema to pinpointing gravitational waves.

Nature 543 476 doi: 10.1038/543476a

Why a NASA spacecraft could bounce, crunch or sink on icy Europa

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:21am

Landing on Jupiter's moon in search of alien life won't be easy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21659

Gender bias distorts peer review across fields

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:21am

Editors are more likely to select reviewers of the same gender.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21685

South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:21pm

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

Nature 543 475 doi: 10.1038/543475a

Jailed Iranian researcher’s health worsening rapidly

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:21pm

Academics call for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned without trial since last April.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21660

Genome-based cholesterol drug boosts heart health

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Treatment reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, but might not live up to outsized expectations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21656

Pasteur Institute’s scientists make last-ditch plea to keep their president

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Popular leader will be forced to retire at 65 — but senior staff have other ideas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21635