Planet orbiting Proxima Centauri is likely to be the focus of future interstellar voyages.
Nature 536 381 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20445
Ditching conventional electronics and power sources, the pliable robot operates without rigid parts.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20487
Unlike 2009 tragedy, no seismic activity was recorded prior to the latest quake.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20489
US agencies have adopted stronger policies but have not always followed them.
Nature 536 386 doi: 10.1038/536386b
President sidesteps Congress to curb US greenhouse-gas emissions.
Nature 536 387 doi: 10.1038/536387a
Climate change could be to blame for Tibetan tragedy.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20471
Ambitious bids to map the brain and cure cancer have not boosted overall research funding.
Nature 536 385 doi: 10.1038/536385a
A crewed trip to Mars is still decades away.
Nature 536 386 doi: 10.1038/536386a
Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20454
Imaging technique reveals dopamine surges as mice learn to associate a sound with pleasure.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20458
No reason is given for the surprise move.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20472
Labs are vying to build ever-bigger colliders against a backdrop of uncertainty about how particle physicists will make the next big discoveries.
Nature 536 383 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20453
The altered Escherichia coli represent the most extensive reengineering yet of an organism’s genetic code.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20451
Researchers must consider human impacts on entire Earth systems and not get trapped in discipline-specific definitions, says Clive Hamilton.
Nature 536 251 doi: 10.1038/536251a
China launches quantum satellite; Polio re-emerges in Nigeria; and study reveals how a solar flare almost started a war.
Nature 536 254 doi: 10.1038/536254a
It is one of the last Caribbean countries to get hit.
Nature 536 257 doi: 10.1038/536257a
Scientists know that there is a colossal amount of plastic in the oceans. But they don’t know where it all is, what it looks like or what damage it does.
Nature 536 263 doi: 10.1038/536263a
Polymers have infiltrated almost every aspect of modern life. Now researchers are working on next-generation forms.
Nature 536 266 doi: 10.1038/536266a
Recent decisions seem to drive spike in patent rejections.
Nature 536 382 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20436
Easy gene alterations in weird creatures make CRISPR a killer app for evolutionary developmental biology.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20449