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Astronaut twin study hints at stress of space travel

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 7:21am

Unusual study of NASA’s Scott and Mark Kelly finds gene-expression shifts during nearly a year in space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21380

Hottest year, atomic-clock problems and a diversity failure

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:21am

The week in science: 20–26 January 2017.

Nature 541 440 doi: 10.1038/541440a

Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 3:21am

Old-school areas of plant biology are getting tech upgrades that herald more detailed, faster data collection.

Nature 541 445 doi: 10.1038/541445a

Big science has a buzzword problem

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:21am

Moonshots, road maps, frameworks and more are proliferating, but few can agree on what these names even mean.

Nature 541 450 doi: 10.1038/541450a

How to find the right answer when the 'wisdom of the crowd' fails

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:21am

A new algorithm succeeds by asking members of large groups how they think others will respond.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21370