Research clusters emerge as the big success of Germany’s Excellence Initiative — despite its focus on elite institutes.
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As Earth's dry zones shift rapidly polewards, researchers are scrambling to figure out the cause — and consequences.
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Plastic litter affects offspring of exposed marine animals.
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Columbia courts philanthropic benefactors to support research in impacts and adaptation.
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Team at Francis Crick Institute permitted to use CRISPR–Cas9 technology in embryos for early-development research.
Nature 530 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19270
Karolinska Institute may reopen investigation into Paolo Macchiarini, whom it cleared of research misconduct last year.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19272
Journals throw their weight behind checklist for rigorous animal experiments.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19274
Newborns were exposed experimentally to vaginal microbes to restore the microbiomes they missed.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19275
Finding that much of Africa has Eurasian ancestry was mistaken.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19258
High-profile physicist says his students' papers were wrongly rejected by the preprint server's volunteer moderators.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19267
Clusters of slow-slip events linked to risk of larger ones.
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Organization says spike might be the result of heightened awareness because of possible link to Zika — but not everyone agrees.
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Conceptual leap occurred over a thousand years earlier than historians thought.
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Indian scientists must develop domestic genetically modified crops rather than rely on unsuitable foreign technology, says Anurag Chaurasia.
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The hottest year; a new frog genus; and the loss of Marvin Minsky.
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Deep-learning software defeats human professional for first time.
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Some welcome his latest report as a fresh way to solve a black-hole conundrum; others are unsure of its merits.
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It may not be sexy, but quality assurance is becoming a crucial part of lab life.
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Flexible plastic sensor sends molecular test results to a smartphone.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19254
DNA work shows Devils Hole pupfish might have occasionally mingled with relatives.
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