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The chips are down for Moore’s law

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 2:21pm

The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.

Nature 530 144 doi: 10.1038/530144a

UN agency proposes greenhouse-gas standard for aircraft 

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

Plan aims to decrease carbon dioxide produced by new aeroplanes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19336

Gravitational waves: 6 cosmic questions they can tackle

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:21pm

The discovery of ripples in space-time has vindicated Einstein — but it can also do so much more.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19337

Flies reared in the dark for 60 years give up their genetic secrets

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Dark-fly project looks for changes that helped fruit flies to thrive without light.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19339

Change the system to halt harassment

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:21am

Universities and their senior staff must do more to deter, detect and punish all forms of inappropriate behaviour, says Joan Schmelz.

Nature 530 131 doi: 10.1038/530131a

How should science funders deal with sexual harassers?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:21am

US science agencies threaten harsh penalties, but many have yet to take action.

Nature 530 138 doi: 10.1038/530138a

Nobel official resigns over Karolinska surgeon controversy

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:21pm

Geneticist Urban Lendahl steps down because of involvement in Macchiarini investigation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19332

South Korea stretches lead in research investment

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:21am

Asian powerhouse invests more of its economy into research than anyone else.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19333

Job cuts in Australia target climate scientists

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 8:21am

National science agency announces strategic shift away from measuring and modelling climate change.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19313

Karolinska Institute to cut ties with controversial surgeon

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:21am

Swedish institute has “lost confidence” in artificial-windpipe pioneer Paolo Macchiarini after allegations of ethical breaches.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19315

Biotech giant publishes failures to confirm high-profile science

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:21am

Amgen posts three studies at new online channel for discussing reproducibility.

Nature 530 141 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19269

Forests not equal when it comes to climate

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:21am

Two studies show how different tree species affect both carbon storage and local temperatures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19294

Tasmanian bushfires threaten iconic ancient forests

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21pm

Blazes have encroached on ecosystems that date back more than 180 million years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19308

The week in science: 29 January–4 February 2016

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:21pm

GM fish flip-flop; Earth’s crust drilled; and stem-cell scandal memoirs published.

Nature 530 10 doi: 10.1038/530010a

Academics across Europe join ‘Brexit’ debate

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 2:21pm

If the United Kingdom leaves the EU, researchers throughout the bloc will feel the effects.

Nature 530 15 doi: 10.1038/530015a

Meet the soft, cuddly robots of the future

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:21pm

Rigid robots step aside — a new generation of squishy, stretchy machines is wiggling our way.

Nature 530 24 doi: 10.1038/530024a

Destroying worn-out cells makes mice live longer

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:21am

Elegant experiment confirms that targeting senescent cells could treat age-related diseases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19287

US panel greenlights creation of male 'three-person' embryos

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21am

But federal law prevents regulators from approving the technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19290

Make journals report clinical trials properly

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:21pm

There is no excuse for the shoddy practice of allowing researchers to change outcomes and goals without saying so, says Ben Goldacre.

Nature 530 7 doi: 10.1038/530007a

Drugmakers target depression’s cognitive fog

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:21pm

Industry and researchers push for ways to assess memory and concentration deficits.

Nature 530 17 doi: 10.1038/530017a