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Embattled mega-telescope gets back-up site in Canary Islands

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:21am

Continued opposition at Hawaii construction site drives the Thirty Meter Telescope’s backers to consider a plan B.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20903

Cosmic rays may threaten space-weather satellite

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:21pm

DSCOVR’s computer may be suffering from radiation-induced glitches, months after it became the primary sentinel for incoming solar storms.

Nature 539 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20880

World’s largest marine reserve hailed as diplomatic breakthrough

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:21am

Antarctic agreement follows years of failed discussions and represents the first major conservation effort in the high seas.

Nature 539 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20900

Controversial head of French agricultural agency speaks out

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:21am

Philippe Mauguin discusses the balance between basic and applied research, a return to GM crops — and how scientists have settled down since his appointment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20859

Martian clouds form, a frozen ship heads home and an orangutan goes climbing

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:21am

October’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20897

Climate change could flip Mediterranean lands to desert

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:21am

Warming beyond 2 ºC could send the region's forests moving north, and cause extensive drying.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20894

Wildlife in decline: Earth's vertebrates fall 58% in past four decades

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:21am

Living Planet Report predicts that by 2020, populations will have declined by two-thirds from 1970.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20898

Record-breaking common swifts fly for 10 months without landing

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:21am

The small birds spend most of their lives on the wing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20873