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Did humans drive 'hobbit' species to extinction?

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:21am

Latest excavations show Homo floresiensis to be tens of thousands of years older than thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19651

Nuclear summit a test for Obama's legacy

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 1:21pm

US president pushed world to secure radioactive materials, but the threat of nuclear warfare — and terrorism — remains.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19654

Zika highlights role of controversial fetal-tissue research

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:21am

Fetal tissue may prove crucial to probing link between virus and birth defects.

Nature 532 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19655

Sugar tax could sweeten a market failure

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:21am

Britain has announced a tax on sugary drinks. Countries should go further and target foods that have large carbon footprints, says Adam Briggs.

Nature 531 551 doi: 10.1038/531551a

Largest ever study of transgender teenagers set to kick off

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 5:21am

Scientists will track psychological and medical outcomes of controversial treatments to help transgender adolescents transition.

Nature 531 560 doi: 10.1038/531560a

24 hours at the X-ray factory

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:21am

Behind the scenes at Europe’s massive synchrotron — where science never sleeps.

Nature 531 564 doi: 10.1038/531564a

The race is on to develop Zika vaccine

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:21am

Officials hope to avoid repeat of delayed response to Ebola epidemic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19634