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Speedy Antarctic drills start hunt for Earth’s oldest ice

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 2:21pm

British team is first to seek site of 1.5-million-year-old sample.

Nature 540 18 doi: 10.1038/540018a

Weaponized antibodies use new tricks to fight cancer

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:21am

Next generation of Trojan-horse drugs designed to minimize damage to healthy cells.

Nature 540 19 doi: 10.1038/540019a

Science Europe lobby group hit by sudden exodus

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:21pm

Brussels-based advocacy group aimed to provide single voice for scientists in the EU – but is losing members.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21064

Trump's pick for US health secretary has pushed to cut science spending

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:21am

Tom Price, Republican congressman from Georgia, has a thin track-record on science and research issues.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21066

Post-truth: a guide for the perplexed

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:21am

If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation.

Nature 540 9 doi: 10.1038/540009a

Living cells bind silicon and carbon for the first time

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:21pm

Modified bacterial enzyme taught to make bonds that evolution avoids.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21037

Malaria vaccine, peatland protection and a string of satellites

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:21am

The week in science: 18–24 November 2016.

Nature 539 472 doi: 10.1038/539472a

The sparrow with four sexes

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:21am

Elaina Tuttle spent her life trying to understand the bizarre chromosome evolution of a common bird — until tragedy struck.

Nature 539 482 doi: 10.1038/539482a

UK scientists excited by surprise £2-billion government windfall

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:21pm

Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US defence department’s research arm — but how much will go to basic research is unclear.

Nature 540 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21038

Updated: NgAgo gene-editing controversy escalates in peer-reviewed papers

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:21pm

String of publications describes attempts — mostly unsuccessful — to use proposed CRISPR rival.

Nature 540 20 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21023

Failed Alzheimer’s trial does not kill leading theory of disease

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:21pm

The drug, and others based on the ‘amyloid hypothesis’, are still being tested in other, different trials.

Nature 540 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21045

Stand firm on hormone disruptors

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:21pm

Ahead of a key meeting on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Leonardo Trasande argues that policy must follow the science.

Nature 539 469 doi: 10.1038/539469a

First Middle Eastern X-ray factory readies for action

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:21am

SESAME project is set to revolutionize science in the region but is strapped for cash.

Nature 539 475 doi: 10.1038/539475a

Immigrant and minority scientists shaken by Trump win

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:21am

Worries include job prospects, discrimination — and safety.

Nature 539 476 doi: 10.1038/539476a

External brain stimulation goes deep

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:21am

Applying electrical currents to mouse skulls suggests method to activate remote regions in the brain without the need for surgery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21020

Peer-review 'heroes' do lion's share of the work

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 5:21pm

Imbalance exists even though supply of reviewers outstrips demand, study suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21031

Cautious welcome for UK government's vague £2-billion research pledge

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:21pm

Questions remain around commitment to boost science investment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21022

Geneticists hope to unlock secrets of bats’ complex sounds

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 8:21am

Project to sequence the DNA of more than 1,000 species seeks to reveal how bats learn to communicate.

Nature 539 481 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20997

Brazil’s scientists battle to escape 20-year funding freeze

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 8:21am

Cap at current spending levels could spell ‘end of science in Brazil’, researchers say.

Nature 539 480 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21014

UK politicians demand Brexit guarantee for EU scientists

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 8:21am

Influential committee says researchers need assurances that they can stay after UK leaves European Union.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21015