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New Delhi car ban yields trove of pollution data

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:21pm

Scramble by researchers to monitor driving restrictions in Indian capital pays off.

Nature 530 266 doi: 10.1038/530266a

The truth about exoplanets

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:21am

Astronomers are beginning to glimpse what exoplanets orbiting distant suns are actually like.

Nature 530 272 doi: 10.1038/530272a

US cancer institute to overhaul tumour cell lines

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 6:21am

Veteran cells to be retired in favour of fresh tumour samples grown in mice.

Nature 530 391 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19364

Evidence mounts for interbreeding bonanza in ancient human species

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:21am

Nature tallies the trysts among Neanderthals, humans and other relatives.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19394

Put innovation science at the heart of discovery

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:21pm

The success rate of discoveries would be improved if we could find out how to innovate, argues Andrew Kusiak.

Nature 530 255 doi: 10.1038/530255a

Gravitational waves: How LIGO forged the path to victory

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:21am

Historic discovery of ripples in space-time meant ruling out the possibility of a fake signal.

Nature 530 261 doi: 10.1038/530261a

Young scientists poised to ride the gravitational wave

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:21am

Detection of ripples in space-time kicks off new era in physics.

Nature 530 263 doi: 10.1038/530263a

Biologists urged to hug a preprint

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 9:21am

ASAPbio meeting discusses the ins and outs of posting work online before peer review.

Nature 530 265 doi: 10.1038/530265a

What sparked the Cambrian explosion?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 1:21am

An evolutionary burst 540 million years ago filled the seas with an astonishing diversity of animals. The trigger behind that revolution is finally coming into focus.

Nature 530 268 doi: 10.1038/530268a

Howard Hughes’s next president: ‘Promote under-represented groups in science’

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:21am

Erin O’Shea talks to Nature about her plans for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19347

New cause for Lyme disease complicates already murky diagnosis

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:21pm

Scientists claim a novel bacterium can cause the tick-borne disease and may trigger more serious symptoms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19393

Karolinska’s vice-chancellor resigns over case of controversial surgeon

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:21pm

Swedish institute reopens misconduct investigation into Paolo Macchiarini.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19374

Snail's pace: Nature readers on their longest wait to get published

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:21pm

Online poll suggests 10% have had a paper held for at least 3 years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19375

A mouse’s house may ruin experiments

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:21pm

Environmental factors lie behind many irreproducible rodent experiments.

Nature 530 264 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19335

Zika-microcephaly paper sparks data-sharing confusion

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 5:21am

Virus study used data released online without adequate acknowledgement, researcher complains.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19367

'Water scarcity' affects four billion people each year

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:21pm

Global map charts locations that use more water than is available in at least one month each year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19370

Einstein's gravitational waves found at last

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:21am

LIGO 'hears' space-time ripples produced by black-hole collision.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19361

Legal tussle delays launch of huge toxicity database

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 7:21am

Health risks of nearly 10,000 chemicals charted to help predict toxicity of untested substances.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19365

Gravitational waves: a three-minute guide

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:21am

Nature Video explains how scientists are searching for ripples in space-time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19366

LIGO announces gravitational-wave detection — in pictures

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 1:21pm

Scenes from the historic announcement in Washington DC.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19368