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New life for pig-to-human transplants

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:21am

Gene-editing technologies have breathed life into the languishing field of xenotransplantation.

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Google offers jackpot to one research group

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:21am

Company matches American Heart Association for a $50-million grant to a single coronary-artery-disease project.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18758

New meningitis strains could thrive following vaccine success

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:21am

Outbreaks of meningitis A have all but vanished from sub-Saharan Africa, but health officials worry that the bacteria could return.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18757

European Commission names seven researchers as its top science advisers

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:21am

High-level panel includes outgoing head of CERN, Europe's particle-physics laboratory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18759

Astronomers spy most distant Solar System object ever

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 5:21am

Newfound world could belong to rare group of distant dwellers far beyond Pluto.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18770

Arecibo Observatory director quits after funding row

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 1:21pm

Departure of long-term advocate adds to woes of the financially troubled radio telescope.

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Mega science prize split between 1,377 physicists

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 1:21pm

Multimillion-dollar Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics.

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Psychologists' betting market hints at most reliable research findings

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:21pm

Markets beat opinion polls in predicting which studies will be replicated successfully.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18754

Icy volcanoes may dot Pluto's surface

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 10:21am

New Horizons mission spots a pair of mountains with deep pits at their centres.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18756

Light and heat propel bendy graphene crawlers

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:21am

Layers of water-absorbing material fold into origami-inspired shapes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18742

UK government proposes scrapping major universities funder

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:21pm

Consultation document may presage shake-up to way that UK science is funded.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18743

Antarctic Journal: Halfway around the world in 96 hours

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:21am

Getting to the ice is half the battle.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18744

Nature's news quiz: gene-editing therapies, Rosetta's fate, and a rocket on a rail.

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 9:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18750

Keystone XL decision puts spotlight on US climate politics

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 2:21am

US President Barack Obama rejects pipeline to transport oil from Canada's tar sands to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico.

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Neuroscientist fired after dispute over magnetic-protein research

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:21am

Leading Chinese university dismisses researcher accused of breaking a collaboration agreement. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18719

Leukaemia success heralds wave of gene-editing therapies

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 6:21pm

One year-old girl treated as plans to inject DNA-cutting technology directly into patients' bodies take shape.

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The week in science: 30 October–5 November 2015

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 2:21pm

Probe visits geyser in space, China ends one child policy, and more woe for Volkswagen.

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Synthetic biology lures Silicon Valley investors

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:21pm

Tech funders warm to start-ups that use microbes in manufacturing.

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Historic Rosetta mission to end with crash into comet

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:21pm

There were other options, but super close-up shots on descent will provide science bonanza.

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The big baby experiment

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:21am

A London lab is deploying every technology it can to understand infant brains, and what happens when development goes awry.

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