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The week in science: 7–13 August 2015

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 9:21am

Scotland says no to GM; 3D printed drugs; and Ada Initiative bows out.

Nature 524 140 doi: 10.1038/524140a

Millennium Villages Project launches retrospective analysis

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:21am

Anti-poverty programme seeks to gauge success after ten years in Africa.

Nature 524 144 doi: 10.1038/524144a

Age of the neutrino: Plans to decipher mysterious particle take shape

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:21am

A graphical guide to four giant experiments spread across the world.

Nature 524 148 doi: 10.1038/524148a

Can randomized trials eliminate global poverty?

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:21pm

A new generation of economists is trying to transform global development policy through the power of randomized controlled trials.

Nature 524 150 doi: 10.1038/524150a

Octopus genome holds clues to uncanny intelligence

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:21am

DNA sequence expanded in areas otherwise reserved for vertebrates.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18177

Japan’s nuclear revival won’t lower carbon emissions enough

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 7:21am

Return to nuclear energy is part of a plan that is not in line with global climate target.

Nature 524 143 doi: 10.1038/524143a

Fly larvae brains filmed in action

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 5:21am

Videos of neural activity in fruit-fly larva's brain and central nervous system mark a step up from zebrafish imaging.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18164

Chinese biologists lead outcry over Winter Olympics ski site

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:21pm

Proposed alpine ski area lies within nature reserve, prompting fears of development in other conservation areas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18174

Proposed Ebola biobank would strengthen African science

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 4:21am

International public-health officials discuss how to maximize research benefits of a widely dispersed collection.

Nature 524 146 doi: 10.1038/524146a

3D-printed device helps computers solve cocktail-party problem

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:21am

Acoustic metamaterial can sort sounds according to their direction.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18173

Spotty sunspot record gets a makeover

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:21am

Astronomers fine-tune a data set stretching back four centuries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18145

How the rubber-duck comet got its shape

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Two pieces of rock became one, but the details are still up for debate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18150

GM-crop opponents expand probe into ties between scientists and industry

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Activist group compels records from 40 researchers at US public universities.

Nature 524 145 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18146

Train Africa’s scientists in crisis response

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:21am

To prevent future epidemics, a new international effort must boost West Africa’s scientific and public-health capacity, says Christian Bréchot.

Nature 524 7 doi: 10.1038/524007a

The week in science: 31 July–6 August 2015

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:21pm

Protestors arrested in Hawaii; physicist accused of spying; chimpanzees are not legal persons.

Nature 524 10 doi: 10.1038/524010a

Trailblazing cancer–physics project accused of losing ambition

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:21am

Physical oncologists complain that US National Cancer Institute programme has lost sight of its mission.

Nature 524 14 doi: 10.1038/524014a

Crucial ocean-acidification models come up short

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:21am

Poorly designed studies leave future uncertain for sea dwellers.

Nature 524 18 doi: 10.1038/524018a

How to beat the next Ebola

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:21am

The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic. But the horror of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may drive change.

Nature 524 22 doi: 10.1038/524022a

Non-magnetic metals turned into magnets

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:21am

Thin films of copper and manganese made to behave like iron, cobalt or nickel.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18129

How Ebola-vaccine success could reshape clinical-trial policy

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 1:21am

Rapid result has implications for outbreak preparedness as well as West Africa’s epidemic.

Nature 524 13 doi: 10.1038/524013a