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NASA Mars mission suffers problem with key instrument

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:21am

Vacuum leak in a French-built seismometer raises questions about a scheduled March launch.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18951

The week in science: 27 November–3 December 2015

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:21am

Carbon emissions slow; anthrax vaccine gets go-ahead; and rocket gets to space and back.

Nature 528 12 doi: 10.1038/528012a

Italian scientists slam selection of stem-cell trial

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 6:21am

Senate assigns a clinical trial €3 million — but researchers want an open competition.

Nature 528 15 doi: 10.1038/528015a

Terrorism science: 5 insights into jihad in Europe

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 9:21am

Terrorism is tough to study, but researchers have gleaned insights from the current generation of Islamist extremists.

Nature 528 20 doi: 10.1038/528020a

How to build a better PhD

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 3:21am

There are too many PhD students for too few academic jobs — but with imagination, the problem could be solved.

Nature 528 22 doi: 10.1038/528022a

Why Finland now leads the world in nuclear waste storage

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 11:21am

Other nations hope to learn from approval of the world’s first deep repository for spent nuclear fuel.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18903

Mysterious radiowave blast may have come from starquake

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:21am

American telescope detects clue to source of fast radio bursts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18935

Cancer reproducibility project scales back ambitions

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 8:21am

Budget problems force replication project to drop one-quarter of its workload.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18938

The world must accept that the HPV vaccine is safe

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 8:21am

But the science alone will not be enough to build public and political confidence, says Heidi Larson.

Nature 528 9 doi: 10.1038/528009a

Artificial intelligence called in to tackle LHC data deluge

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 6:21am

Algorithms could aid discovery at Large Hadron Collider, but raise transparency concerns.

Nature 528 18 doi: 10.1038/528018a

Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 6:21am

Indian Ocean expedition resumes a six-decade campaign to bore right through the planet’s crust.

Nature 528 16 doi: 10.1038/528016a

The inside story on wearable electronics

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 4:21pm

Researchers want to wire the human body with sensors that could harvest reams of data — and transform health care.

Nature 528 26 doi: 10.1038/528026a

Biologists create more precise molecular scissors for genome editing

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 3:21pm

Engineered Cas9 enzyme makes fewer mistakes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18932

Forests in spotlight at Paris climate talks

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:21am

Uptick in deforestation in Brazil hints at difficulty of preserving and expanding forests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18934

Genome editing: 7 facts about a revolutionary technology

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 8:21am

What everyone should know about cut-and-paste genetics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18869

Human-genome editing summit to sample global attitudes

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:21am

Academies in the US, China and the UK jointly organized the gathering.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18879

Billion-dollar boost for clean energy kicks off UN climate talks

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 2:21pm

Major governments join investors in a commitment to drive new energy technologies into the marketplace.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18913

Paris climate talks: Voices from the frontline

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 1:21pm

Politicians, scientists, environmentalists and others tell Nature about their hopes for the UN climate summit — and what comes next.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18914

Antarctic Journal: A special edition of “Ask the Glaciologist”

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 12:21pm

Our blogger heads back to civilization — but first, he answers more of your questions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18898

Nature's news quiz: gene drives, global warming, and white rhinoceroses

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 9:21am

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Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18904