Smartphone apps claim to help conditions from addiction to schizophrenia, but few have been thoroughly tested.
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Airborne experiments aim to fill in the blanks of global water resources as the climate changes.
Nature 532 17 doi: 10.1038/532017a
But questions about the role of brain chemistry in depression may prevent the findings from spurring drug development.
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A professional body for UK social scientists can help to improve research practice — and not just in public engagement, says Andrew Webster.
Nature 532 7 doi: 10.1038/532007a
Rhetoric in US presidential campaign concerns researchers — particularly Muslims.
Nature 532 13 doi: 10.1038/532013a
Multiple teams finally have the material they need to repeat enigmatic experiment.
Nature 532 14 doi: 10.1038/532014a
Analysts welcome focus on cancer drugs for poorest countries but caution that more work needs to be done.
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Understanding the role of state-sanctioned killing does more than illuminate the social evolution of “pre-modern” cultures.
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Four-decade analysis suggests that one-fifth of the world's population will be obese by 2025.
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Quest aims to uncover secrets of big craters across the Solar System.
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'Cello' automates the fast, reliable design of DNA-based logic circuits.
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Human Brain Project asks wider neuroscience community to start using its hardware and software.
Nature 532 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19672
Observatories go it alone; the Philippines gets its first satellite; and Russian funding concerns.
Nature 531 554 doi: 10.1038/531554a
Most polled researchers in Britain and the wider EU think that the union benefits science.
Nature 531 559 doi: 10.1038/531559a
Sea levels could rise by more than 15 metres by 2500 if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to grow.
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Scientists are helping to stop antisocial behaviour in the world's most popular online game. The next stop could be a kinder Internet.
Nature 531 568 doi: 10.1038/531568a
Fund sets target of approving US$2.5 billion this year to help developing nations cope with climate change.
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Latest excavations show Homo floresiensis to be tens of thousands of years older than thought.
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US president pushed world to secure radioactive materials, but the threat of nuclear warfare — and terrorism — remains.
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Fetal tissue may prove crucial to probing link between virus and birth defects.
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