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Physicists propose football-pitch-sized quantum computer

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:21am

Blueprint outlines ambitious scheme to solve uncrackable problems using existing technology.

Nature 542 151 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21423

Gene drives thwarted by emergence of resistant organisms

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:21am

Until this obstacle is overcome, the technology is unlikely to succeed in the wild.

Nature 542 15 doi: 10.1038/542015a

How heat from the Sun can keep us all cool

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:21am

As demand for air conditioning climbs, some see a solution in the very thing that makes us sweat: the Sun.

Nature 542 23 doi: 10.1038/542023a

Obama science adviser: Trump immigration ban ‘an abomination’

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:21pm

John Holdren worries that immigration restrictions could harm researchers’ ability to collaborate across borders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21400

Meet the scientists affected by Trump’s immigration ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:21am

Order barring citizens of seven countries from entering the United States has left many confused and afraid.

Nature 542 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21389

Geneticist launches bid for US Senate

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 7:21am

Michael Eisen hopes a victory in 2018 will bring a new scientific voice to the US legislature.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21381

Trump agenda threatens US legacy of science diplomacy

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:21pm

Concerns mount that the new US president will sideline science’s role in international relations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21382

Swimming starfish, a departing dinosaur and a lot of ice

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:21pm

The sharpest science shots from December and January, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21386