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The quest to reveal science’s hidden female faces

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:21pm

Campaign on Wikipedia seeks to track down photos of female scientists and those from minority ethnic groups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21614

How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:21pm

Research on collective recall takes on new importance in a post-fact world.

Nature 543 168 doi: 10.1038/543168a

The perfect grant and how to get it

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:21pm

To help scientists build a career, Panayiota Poirazi says funders must earmark cash, reduce emphasis on collaboration and improve the application process.

Nature 543 151 doi: 10.1038/543151a

Prominent British geneticist offers defence in long-running misconduct investigation

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:21am

David Latchman says he did not have direct involvement in images at the heart of criticized papers from his group.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21581

Quantum microscope offers MRI for molecules

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:21am

Diamond-based imaging system uses magnetic resonance of electrons to detect charged atoms and peer at chemical reactions in real time.

Nature 543 162 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21573

IBM's quantum cloud computer goes commercial

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:21pm

Company plans a bigger, better system aimed at creating a market for the still-immature technology.

Nature 543 159 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21585

Taxi-sharing in cities follows universal maths law

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:21am

Ride-sharing algorithm finds untapped potential to cut costs and reduce emissions in cities around the world.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21586

What Trump’s new travel ban means for science

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:21am

Policy reinstates restrictions on immigration from six countries but exempts current visa-holders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21588

Dying woolly mammoths were in ‘genetic meltdown’

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:21am

Genomic study of extinction in progress may offer insights for modern conservation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21575

Amazon rainforest was shaped by an ancient hunger for fruits and nuts

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:21pm

People living in the area thousands of years ago may have changed the forest around them in ways that are still visible today.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21576

How the fallout from Trump's travel ban is reshaping science

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:21pm

Researchers are cutting short travel, ending collaborations and rethinking their US ties.

Nature 543 157 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21579

How rival bots battled their way to poker supremacy

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:21pm

Artificial-intelligence programs harness game-theory strategies and deep learning to defeat human professionals in two-player hold 'em.

Nature 543 160 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21580

Space tourists, nerve agent and the queen of carbon

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:21pm

The week in science: 24 February–1 March 2017.

Nature 543 10 doi: 10.1038/543010a

Hepatitis C drugs re-energize global fight over patents

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:21am

Lawsuits in India and Argentina seek to reduce drug costs by allowing generic versions of antiviral treatments.

Nature 543 17 doi: 10.1038/543017a

Human migration

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:21am

A special issue explores the intersection of science and migration.

Nature 543 21 doi: 10.1038/543021a

What the numbers say about refugees

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:21am

The biggest concentrations of displaced people lie far from the spotlight.

Nature 543 22 doi: 10.1038/543022a

Hunted, haunted, stateless and scared: the stories of refugee scientists

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 9:21am

Displaced researchers face huge challenges making lives abroad, even if they find work.

Nature 543 24 doi: 10.1038/543024a

Peer-review activists push psychology journals towards open data

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 6:21am

Editor asked to resign from journal for saying he’ll review only papers whose data he can see.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21549

Don’t let useful data go to waste

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:21am

Researchers must seek out others’ deposited biological sequences in community databases, urges Franziska Denk.

Nature 543 7 doi: 10.1038/543007a

Astronomers grapple with new era of fast radio bursts

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 1:21pm

Signals have progressed from astronomical peculiarity to mainstream research area.

Nature 543 16 doi: 10.1038/543016a