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Spectre of Ebola haunts Zika response

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:21pm

Agencies rush to show that outbreak tactics have improved.

Nature 531 19 doi: 10.1038/531019a

Epic El Niño yields massive data trove

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:21pm

Waning warming event studied in unprecedented detail.

Nature 531 20 doi: 10.1038/531020a

The nanolight revolution is coming

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 1:21pm

Virus-sized particles that fluoresce in every colour could revolutionize applications from television displays to cancer treatment.

Nature 531 26 doi: 10.1038/531026a

Fat mice provide clue to obesity-colon cancer puzzle

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:21am

Study suggests stem-cell stimulation is behind obesity’s contribution to cancer risk.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19484

Fresh confusion over origins of enigmatic radio-wave blasts

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:21am

One paper suggests that fast radio bursts can repeat, but a finding on the origin of another burst is in doubt.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19494

Stop needless dispute of science in the courts

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:21am

Primers on various scientific topics could be used across trials to avoid wasting time on debating basic points, argues David Neuberger.

Nature 531 9 doi: 10.1038/531009a

Speedier Arctic data as warm winter shrinks sea ice

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:21pm

Scientists push for better monitoring of what remains.

Nature 531 15 doi: 10.1038/531015a

Can fracking power Europe?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:21pm

Several countries hope to unleash vast natural-gas reserves through fracking, but drilling attempts have been disappointing.

Nature 531 22 doi: 10.1038/531022a

Genetic clues to monobrows and bushy beards revealed

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 7:21am

Findings could inform forensic science — and the development of innovative hair products.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19483

ET search: Look for the aliens looking for Earth

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 7:21am

Astronomers propose hunting for civilizations on worlds that can see our planet cross the Sun.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19439

India’s budget keeps dream of genomics hub alive

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:21am

Biotechnology agency wants to upgrade capabilities to kick-start economic growth.

Nature 531 16 doi: 10.1038/531016a

CRISPR-like ‘immune’ system discovered in giant virus

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 2:21pm

Mimivirus defence system might lead to new genome-editing tools

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19462

Women under-represented in world’s science academies

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:21am

Fewer than half of academies have policies in place to boost gender equality in membership.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19465

Nature's news quiz: gravitational waves, gene-editing, and animals on a treadmill

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 1:21pm

Have you been paying attention to February's science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19476

Confusion reigns as UK scientists face government ‘gagging’ clause

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 1:21pm

No clarity on whether anti-lobbying rule will apply to university funding and science grants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19454

Role of chaos in deep ocean turned upside down

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:21pm

Reversal could change timeline of heat and carbon storage in the seas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19455

Global biodiversity report warns pollinators are under threat

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:21am

First assessment from intergovernmental body set up to track world's ecosystems suggests curbing pesticide use to save bees.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19456

US lawmakers expand probe of climate study

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 8:21am

House of Representatives committee expands investigation of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analysis that refuted global-warming 'hiatus'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19463

Ebola survivor’s blood holds promise of new treatment

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 7:21am

Antibody from man who survived infection from 1995 outbreak shows potent effect against deadly virus.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19440

Fight brews over promising genetic-sequencing technology

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:21am

Market leader Illumina sues rival firm Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19451