High-profile physicist says his students' papers were wrongly rejected by the preprint server's volunteer moderators.
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Clusters of slow-slip events linked to risk of larger ones.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19252
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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Experts think that world champion Lee Sedol may still beat the AI software in a March contest.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19255
Pet project hunts genetic links to behaviour by polling owners on their companions’ quirks.
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Local expertise is required to provide detailed emissions reports.
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Songbirds are a culinary delicacy in Cyprus — but catching and eating them is illegal. Even so, the practice is on the rise and could be threatening rare species.
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Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers.
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But it is unclear how well the results match the condition in humans.
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Illegal killing rises in Zimbabwe and Namibia, even as it dips in South Africa.
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Have you been paying attention to January's science news?
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UK's Royal Statistical Society among those demanding more information after the release of trial's protocol.
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