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A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:21pm

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.

Nature 530 398 doi: 10.1038/530398a

Mysterious radio burst pinpointed in distant galaxy

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21pm

For the first time, astronomers have traced an enigmatic blast of radio waves to its source.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19441

Global warming ‘hiatus’ debate flares up again

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21pm

Researchers now argue that slowdown in warming was real.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19414

Synthetic biology’s first malaria drug meets market resistance

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:21am

Commercial use of genetically engineered yeast to make medicine has modest impact.

Nature 530 389 doi: 10.1038/530390a

Satellite alerts track deforestation in real time

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 2:21pm

System uses Landsat data to issue warnings just hours after tree loss is detected.

Nature 530 392 doi: 10.1038/530392a

Should you edit your children’s genes?

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:21am

In the fierce debate about CRISPR gene editing, it’s time to give patients a voice.

Nature 530 402 doi: 10.1038/530402a

Zika researchers release real-time data on viral infection study in monkeys

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 7:21am

Raw data from macaque experiment published daily online.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19438

Senate nears final vote on Obama’s pick to lead FDA

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:21pm

Clinical-trials expert Robert Califf expected to win approval after months of political delay.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19418

Proposal to ban imported monkeys catches scientists off guard

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:21pm

Australian bill provokes rush of protests ahead of parliamentary deadline.

Nature 530 394 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19419

Can today’s decisions really be future-proofed?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:21pm

The impact of long-term policies on future generations will differ over time, and policymaking should take this into account, argues Céline Kermisch.

Nature 530 383 doi: 10.1038/530383a

Academics fall short in reporting results of clinical trials

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 8:21am

Only one-third of trials at US medical centres are reported within two years of completion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19422

Thousands of goats and rabbits vanish from major biotech lab

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 7:21pm

Santa Cruz Biotechnology is one of the world’s largest antibody providers — and the subject of a US government animal-welfare investigation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19411

Modern Milgram experiment sheds light on power of authority

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 7:21pm

People obeying commands feel less responsibility for their actions.

Nature 530 394 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19408

The week in science: 12–18 February 2016

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 6:21pm

Philae sleeps; Karolinska vice-chancellor quits over windpipe-transplant controversy; and methane leak finally plugged.

Nature 530 258 doi: 10.1038/530258a

New Delhi car ban yields trove of pollution data

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:21pm

Scramble by researchers to monitor driving restrictions in Indian capital pays off.

Nature 530 266 doi: 10.1038/530266a

The truth about exoplanets

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:21am

Astronomers are beginning to glimpse what exoplanets orbiting distant suns are actually like.

Nature 530 272 doi: 10.1038/530272a

US cancer institute to overhaul tumour cell lines

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 6:21am

Veteran cells to be retired in favour of fresh tumour samples grown in mice.

Nature 530 391 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19364

Evidence mounts for interbreeding bonanza in ancient human species

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:21am

Nature tallies the trysts among Neanderthals, humans and other relatives.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19394

Put innovation science at the heart of discovery

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:21pm

The success rate of discoveries would be improved if we could find out how to innovate, argues Andrew Kusiak.

Nature 530 255 doi: 10.1038/530255a

Gravitational waves: How LIGO forged the path to victory

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:21am

Historic discovery of ripples in space-time meant ruling out the possibility of a fake signal.

Nature 530 261 doi: 10.1038/530261a