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The Go Files: ‘Humanity-packed’ AI prepares to take on world champion

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 1:21pm

Nature reports from a battle of man vs machine over the Go board.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19512

Liquid metal ‘balloons’ offer room-temperature soldering

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Invention could help the microelectronics industry to connect circuit-board components without risking heat damage.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19495

First Zika-linked birth defects detected in Colombia

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:21am

Cases may signal start of anticipated wave of birth defects in country hit hard by Zika virus.

Nature 531 153 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19502

Psychology’s reproducibility problem is exaggerated – say psychologists

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 9:21am

Reanalysis of last year's enormous replication study argues that there is no need to be so pessimistic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19498

Scientists still fail to record age and sex of lab mice

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:21am

Text-mining analysis finds that studies fall short of best practice — despite guidelines introduced in 2010.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19500

The week in science: 26 February–3 March 2016

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:21am

Italian researchers protest over government support; Illumina launches lawsuit over nanopores; and report published on women in academia.

Nature 531 12 doi: 10.1038/531012a

Conflicting laws threaten Ukrainian science

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 1:21am

Country’s austerity budget stands in way of law to modernize Soviet-era academy.

Nature 531 18 doi: 10.1038/531018a

Spectre of Ebola haunts Zika response

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:21pm

Agencies rush to show that outbreak tactics have improved.

Nature 531 19 doi: 10.1038/531019a

Epic El Niño yields massive data trove

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:21pm

Waning warming event studied in unprecedented detail.

Nature 531 20 doi: 10.1038/531020a

The nanolight revolution is coming

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 1:21pm

Virus-sized particles that fluoresce in every colour could revolutionize applications from television displays to cancer treatment.

Nature 531 26 doi: 10.1038/531026a

Fat mice provide clue to obesity-colon cancer puzzle

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:21am

Study suggests stem-cell stimulation is behind obesity’s contribution to cancer risk.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19484

Fresh confusion over origins of enigmatic radio-wave blasts

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:21am

One paper suggests that fast radio bursts can repeat, but a finding on the origin of another burst is in doubt.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19494

Stop needless dispute of science in the courts

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:21am

Primers on various scientific topics could be used across trials to avoid wasting time on debating basic points, argues David Neuberger.

Nature 531 9 doi: 10.1038/531009a