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Satellite system tracks glaciers' flow in real time

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 6:21am

NASA-funded project monitors ice across the planet as the world warms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21165

Top multimedia picks of 2016

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:21pm

From artificial intelligence to ancient shipwrecks, via brain mapping and Donald Trump: it's our multimedia editors' top picks of 2016.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21184

Books & Arts of 2016

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 2:21pm

The top picks from Nature ’s coverage of science and culture.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21185

Pitch-aware marmosets provide new model for human hearing

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:21am

The animals are giving scientists a glimpse into the pattern of neurons responsible for communication.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21140

Solar System’s biggest asteroid is an ancient ocean world

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:21am

NASA spacecraft finds that Ceres is full of water.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21166

NASA science chief: ‘I have no worries about the resilience of this country’

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:21am

Thomas Zurbuchen on the agency’s Earth-science programmes and the transition to a new president.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21180

Comment pieces of 2016

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 7:21am

Our editors' pick of this year’s influential expert opinions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21181

Historic decision allows UK researchers to trial ‘three person’ babies

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 1:21pm

Fertility regulator says mitochondrial-replacement therapy can be trialled — but only in some cases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21182

Europe's Galileo satellites herald new era for Earth science

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:21am

Third global fleet will soon be joined by Asian counterparts, setting the atmosphere abuzz with scientifically-useful radio-wave signals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21183

Trump nominations, Brexit impact and space icon dies

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:21am

The week in science: 9–15 December 2016.

Nature 540 320 doi: 10.1038/540320a

Tech giants open virtual worlds to bevy of AI programs

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 7:21am

Artificial-intelligence algorithms can learn a lot from playing immersive 3D video games.

Nature 540 323 doi: 10.1038/540323a

Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 6:21am

He has influenced leaders from Melinda Gates to Fidel Castro. Now, he is on a mission to save people from their preconceived ideas.

Nature 540 330 doi: 10.1038/540330a

Meet Chewie, the biggest Australopithecus on record

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:21pm

Tallest specimen deduced from 3.7-million-year-old footprints in Tanzania.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21144

Dear highly-esteemed expert: how to cope with academic spam

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:21am

Researchers who tested intervention to reduce spam say ‘Get familiar with the delete button.’

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21158

Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 6:21am

Rare winter expedition near northern Norway finds weak ice that is increasingly vulnerable to storms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21163

Is Donald Trump pushing more scientists towards political activism?

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 6:21am

Researchers are reaching out to the US president-elect with science advice — and criticism.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21130

Algorithms compete to predict recipe for cancer vaccine

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 6:21am

How to rouse the immune system against tumours has proved elusive.

Nature 540 328 doi: 10.1038/540328a

Best features of 2016

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 5:21am

A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21162

What Trump’s pick for secretary of state could mean for climate policy

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 3:21am

ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson draws scepticism and scorn — but looks progressive compared with other Trump selections.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21153

LHC scientists bring conference to deported physicist

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 7:21pm

Colleagues travel to visit Adlène Hicheur, who by renouncing French citizenship will soon have his house arrest lifted.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21155