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Fossil algae hold clues to origin of modern photosynthesis

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:21am

The 1.6-billion-year-old specimens hold promise for settling long-running debate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21617

First fluorescent frog found

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:21am

A rare find in land animals reveals a new way to glow.

Nature 543 297 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21616

Trump and Republicans take aim at environmental agency

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:21pm

EPA chief Scott Pruitt denies carbon dioxide’s impact on the climate, and promises deregulation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21618

Physician with drug-industry ties is Trump's FDA pick

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:21am

Scott Gottlieb may face scrutiny over potential conflicts of interest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21619

Synthetic yeast chromosomes help probe mysteries of evolution

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

To work out how the yeast genome evolved, bioengineers are recreating it.

Nature 543 298 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21615

China's coal use, mould money and Russia's new doping lab

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:21pm

The week in science: 3–9 March 2017.

Nature 543 154 doi: 10.1038/543154a

Neanderthal tooth plaque hints at meals — and kisses

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:21am

Analysis paints picture of diets, medicine and possible intimacy with humans.

Nature 543 163 doi: 10.1038/543163a

The quest to crystallize time

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:21pm

Bizarre forms of matter called time crystals were supposed to be physically impossible. Now they’re not.

Nature 543 164 doi: 10.1038/543164a

Open-data contest unearths scientific gems — and controversy

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:21am

Hundreds of researchers pick through clinical trial from a major blood-pressure study, to the dismay of some who collected the information.

Nature 543 299 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21572

Patchy progress on fixing global gender disparities in science

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 8:21am

‘Leaky pipeline’ stands the test of time, with overall progress for women in research continuing at a crawl.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21598

Magnetic hard drives go atomic

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 5:21am

Physicists demonstrate the first single-atom magnetic storage.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21599

The quest to reveal science’s hidden female faces

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:21pm

Campaign on Wikipedia seeks to track down photos of female scientists and those from minority ethnic groups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21614

How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:21pm

Research on collective recall takes on new importance in a post-fact world.

Nature 543 168 doi: 10.1038/543168a

The perfect grant and how to get it

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:21pm

To help scientists build a career, Panayiota Poirazi says funders must earmark cash, reduce emphasis on collaboration and improve the application process.

Nature 543 151 doi: 10.1038/543151a

Prominent British geneticist offers defence in long-running misconduct investigation

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:21am

David Latchman says he did not have direct involvement in images at the heart of criticized papers from his group.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21581

Quantum microscope offers MRI for molecules

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:21am

Diamond-based imaging system uses magnetic resonance of electrons to detect charged atoms and peer at chemical reactions in real time.

Nature 543 162 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21573

IBM's quantum cloud computer goes commercial

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:21pm

Company plans a bigger, better system aimed at creating a market for the still-immature technology.

Nature 543 159 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21585

Taxi-sharing in cities follows universal maths law

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:21am

Ride-sharing algorithm finds untapped potential to cut costs and reduce emissions in cities around the world.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21586

What Trump’s new travel ban means for science

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:21am

Policy reinstates restrictions on immigration from six countries but exempts current visa-holders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21588

Dying woolly mammoths were in ‘genetic meltdown’

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:21am

Genomic study of extinction in progress may offer insights for modern conservation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21575