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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

Long-sought signal deepens mystery of fast radio bursts

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 1:21pm

A discovery that was supposed to help reveal how the bursts arise only thickens the plot.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20993

Rock core from dinosaur-killing impact reveals how enormous craters form

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:21pm

Drilling into Mexico’s Chicxulub basin also finds shattered rock where underground life could thrive.

Nature 539 478 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20994

Laser used to control mouse's brain — and speed up milkshake consumption

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 1:21pm

The ability to control very small groups of neurons could have big implications for brain science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20995

Argentina president's first budget angers scientists

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 8:21am

Researchers chafe at spending cuts and fear a brain drain.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21013

Carbon dioxide emissions still stable, bird flu in Europe and LIGO restarts

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:21am

The week in science: 11–17 November 2016.

Nature 539 334 doi: 10.1038/539334a

How much longer can Antarctica’s hostile ocean delay global warming?

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 2:21am

The waters of the Southern Ocean have absorbed much of the excess heat and carbon generated by humanity.

Nature 539 346 doi: 10.1038/539346a

The mathematics of science's broken reward system

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 1:21pm

Theoretical models of how science works provide valuable insights, says Philip Ball.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20987

Science and innovation policies for Donald Trump

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:21pm

Daniel Sarewitz says the new US president will need to promote creative science to benefit the disaffected millions who voted for him.

Nature 539 331 doi: 10.1038/539331a

The flip side of personal genomics: When a mutation doesn't spell disease

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 9:21am

Researchers worry about misinforming people about the risk of disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20986

CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 9:21am

The move by Chinese scientists could spark a biomedical duel between China and the United States.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20988

European diseases left their mark on First Nations' DNA

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:21am

Change to immune-system genes in indigenous Canadians linked to epidemic introduced by Europeans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20992

Disgraced stem-cell entrepreneur under fresh investigation

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:21am

Davide Vannoni is barred from offering a controversial stem-cell therapy in Italy but may be continuing his work abroad.

Nature 539 340 doi: 10.1038/539340a

Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:21pm

Country's progress on public health and science prompts funding shift to more-troubled nations.

Nature 539 342 doi: 10.1038/539342a

US to launch its most advanced weather satellite yet

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 8:21am

GOES-R can snap an image every 30 seconds and will improve responses to severe storms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20970

AI science search engines expand their reach

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 6:21pm

Semantic Scholar triples in size and Microsoft Academic's relaunch impresses researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20964