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US scientists fear new restrictions on fetal-tissue research

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:21pm

House Republicans conclude that tissue from aborted fetuses is of limited value for research and seek to reduce funding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21254

Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:21pm

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines.

Nature 541 9 doi: 10.1038/541009a

3D ocean map tracks ecosystems in unprecedented detail

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:21am

Tool to divide water masses into precise categories can help in conservation planning.

Nature 541 10 doi: 10.1038/541010a

Argentina’s researchers occupy science ministry

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 9:21am

Young scientists angry at budget cuts say they have been denied permanent jobs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21242

Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 7:21am

Libraries pursue alternative delivery routes after licence negotiations break down.

Nature 541 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21223

2017 sneak peek: What the new year holds for science

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 7:21am

Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover.

Nature 541 14 doi: 10.1038/541014a

Fatal French clinical trial failed to check data before raising drug dose

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:21pm

Revelation from drug firm Bial prompts criticism from pharmacologists.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21190

Bat banter is surprisingly nuanced

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:21am

The racket that Egyptian fruit bats make when jammed next to each other contains information about food, sleeping arrangements and mating attempts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21215

Brain scan hints at first simple test for concussion

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:21pm

Small study suggests long-sought biological marker for brain injuries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21227

Ice-age paintings, eczema drug and a Principia first edition

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:21pm

The week in science: 16–22 December 2016.

Nature 540 488 doi: 10.1038/540488a

Peaceful European Union starts to fund military research

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:21pm

Shift in focus comes in response to a changing world order and the threat of terrorism.

Nature 540 491 doi: 10.1038/540491a

‘Gene drive’ moratorium shot down at UN biodiversity meeting

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:21pm

Freeze on genetic technology would have been a disaster, say scientists, but activists plan to renew the fight.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21216

Swiss scientists to regain full access to EU research programmes

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 12:21pm

Political compromise settles immigration row that could have severed Swiss–EU research agreements.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21225

US Earth scientists plan for uncertain future under Trump

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:21am

Concerned by president-elect’s choice of advisers, researchers take steps to defend their fields.

Nature 540 492 doi: 10.1038/540492a

How Woody Guthrie can help us fight for science

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:21am

After the election of Donald Trump, Jacqueline M. Vadjunec offers a message of resistance and hope from deep within the US Bible Belt.

Nature 540 485 doi: 10.1038/540485a

Swiss survey highlights potential flaws in animal studies

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:21am

Poor experimental design and statistical analysis could contribute to widespread problems in reproducing preclinical animal experiments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21093

World Health Organization rethinks its response to disease outbreaks

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 1:21pm

Programme aims to prevent crises similar to the recent Ebola epidemic.

Nature 540 494 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21134