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Mysterious origin of European bison revealed using DNA and cave art

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:21am

Threatened forest icon may be a hybrid of two extinct species.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20822

Astronomers spot distant world in Solar System’s far reaches

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:21am

The enigmatic object travels an orbit that reaches well beyond Pluto.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20831

Europe and Russia prepare for historic landing on Mars

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:21pm

Schiaparelli touchdown would be ESA's first success on the red planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20812

Mouse eggs made from skin cells in a dish

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:21pm

Breakthrough raises call for debate over prospect of artificial human eggs.

Nature 538 301 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20817

Nations agree to ban refrigerants that worsen climate change

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:21pm

Use of heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons to be cut sharply under ozone treaty.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20810

Troubled plant-biology group faces new inquiry

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:21pm

Team of leading biologist Olivier Voinnet chalks up eighth retraction.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20807

Universe has ten times more galaxies than researchers thought

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:21pm

The new estimate could help astronomers better understand how galaxies form and grow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20809

Arecibo Observatory hit with discrimination lawsuit

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:21pm

Two former workers say that they were treated unfairly on the basis of age and disability.

Nature 538 297 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20778

Science group seeks to guide Silicon Valley philanthropists

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:21pm

Uncertain government funding drives effort to beef up private support for research.

Nature 538 302 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20802

Pioneering brain implant restores paralysed man's sense of touch

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:21pm

More-advanced implants will be needed to restore full sensation throughout the body.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20804

Leading scientists clash over sweeping UK research reforms

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:21pm

Researchers at odds in head-to-head press briefing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20808

Google's AI reasons its way around the London Underground

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:21pm

DeepMind’s latest technique uses external memory to solve tasks that require logic and reasoning — a step toward more human-like AI.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20784

Cholera fears, Brexit experts and LIGO in India

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:21pm

The week in science: 7–13 October 2016.

Nature 538 144 doi: 10.1038/538144a

A radical revision of human genetics

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:21pm

Why many ‘deadly’ gene mutations are turning out to be harmless.

Nature 538 154 doi: 10.1038/538154a

Safety concerns blight promising cancer therapy

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:21pm

As the first T-cell therapies for tumours near US approval, researchers race to engineer less-toxic alternatives.

Nature 538 150 doi: 10.1038/538150a

CRISPR deployed to combat sickle-cell anaemia

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:21am

Studies in mice highlight the promises — and challenges — of CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20782

Meteorites pummel the Moon far more than expected

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:21am

Hundreds of fresh impact craters hint at possible dangers for future lunar bases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20777

Close but no Nobel: the scientists who never won

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:21am

Archives reveal the most-nominated researchers who missed out on a Nobel Prize.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20781

Pangolins and parrots among winners at largest-ever meeting on wildlife trade

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:21am

CITES conference hailed as a “game changer” for vulnerable species.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20775

It’s time to get real about conservation

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:21am

To protect endangered species from extinction, the ecological community must become more politically involved, argues Aaron M. Ellison.

Nature 538 141 doi: 10.1038/538141a