Plan seeks to increase government partnerships with industry but downplays basic science.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17305
Chemists hope to break China's monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.
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Rumours of germline modification prove true — and look set to reignite an ethical debate.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17378
International community renews vows to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons as evidence grows of chlorine use in Syria.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17381
Demonstrators march against plan to construct Thirty Meter Telescope on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17396
New York judge amends an order that animal rights group said granted a writ of habeas corpus to two research animals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17398
Earthquakes linked to oil and gas operations prompt further research into human-induced seismic hazards.
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Forensic geologist Lorna Dawson has pioneered methods to help convict criminals using the dirt from their shoes.
Nature 520 422 doi: 10.1038/520422a
The 3.3-million-year-old implements predate the first members of the Homo genus.
Nature 520 421 doi: 10.1038/520421a
Exploding star seems unlike any kind known.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17371
Image from colliding galaxies hints at nongravitational attractions between dark matter clumps.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17350
Printers unleash creative cookery, but will consumers bite?
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17358
Vintage retrieved from the Baltic Sea reveals tastes favoured by the nineteenth-century elite.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17361
Videos released just as a telescope survey suggests two black holes are due to collide in seven years' time.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17360
NASA initiative seeks to bolster interdisciplinary science in hunt for extraterrestrial life.
Nature 520 420 doi: 10.1038/520420a
Just three animals remain on Isle Royale, spelling probable end of 57-year ecology project.
Nature 520 415 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17263
1.5-million-year-old tracks give snapshot of early human life.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17346
Genes for antibiotic resistance among those found in most-diverse human microbiome.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17348
Deal would extend Excellence Initiative for another 10 years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17353
'Premature' rules for preclinical research need more flexibility and greater community involvement, say scientific society leaders.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17354