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The week in science: 16–22 October 2015

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 8:21am

Canada gets a new premier; Arctic drilling is cancelled; and two new Ebola cases identified in Guinea.

Nature 526 480 doi: 10.1038/526480a

US astronomers rally to end sexual harassment

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 6:21am

Community takes action in wake of Geoffrey Marcy case.

Nature 526 483 doi: 10.1038/526483a

Success against blindness encourages gene therapy researchers

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:21am

Positive news buoys a beleaguered field, but treatment benefits may fade.

Nature 526 487 doi: 10.1038/526487a

Why biomedical superstars are signing on with Google

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:21am

Tech firm’s ambitious goals and abundant resources attract life scientists.

Nature 526 484 doi: 10.1038/526484a

Cuba forges links with United States to save sharks

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 6:21pm

Improved diplomatic relations feed a budding environmental partnership.

Nature 526 488 doi: 10.1038/526488a

The lab that knows where your time really goes

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:21pm

Armed with 850,000 diaries, an Oxford centre is trying to find out why modern life seems so hectic.

Nature 526 492 doi: 10.1038/526492a

Dead star spotted eating planetary leftovers

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 10:21am

Distant white dwarf hints at the fate of the Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18593

Wellcome Trust unveils budget boost

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:21pm

Biomedical charity to spend £5 billion over the next 5 years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18594

Genetics probe identifies new Galapagos tortoise species

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 11:21am

Known group of 250 animals found to be genetically distinct from their island neighbours.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18611

Parasite mismatch explains mediocre performance of leading malaria vaccine

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:21pm

Finding published ahead of pivotal WHO decision on recommending RTS,S vaccine for use in Africa.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18613

Indigenous peoples must benefit from science

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:21pm

To drive sustainable development, Dyna Rochmyaningsih argues, science must empower rural communities — not just serve industry and governments.

Nature 526 477 doi: 10.1038/526477a

Neutrino study made key priority for US nuclear physics

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:21am

Wish list also includes new particle collider.

Nature 526 485 doi: 10.1038/526485a

Nature's news quiz: Naked mole rats, quantum spookiness, and ancient fisticuffs

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18635

Russian secret service to vet research papers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:21am

Moscow biology department among the first to require that all manuscripts comply with law on state secrets.

Nature 526 486 doi: 10.1038/526486a

Hunting the Godzilla El Niño

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:21am

As a massive El Niño warming builds in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, researchers hope to make the most of their chance to study this havoc-wreaking phenomenon.

Nature 526 490 doi: 10.1038/526490a

Poo turns naked mole rats into better babysitters

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:21am

Oestrogen in queen mole rat’s faeces drives subordinates to care for her pups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18606

Canadian election brings hope for science

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:21pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative party is ousted by the Liberals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18607

CRISPR tweak may help gene-edited crops bypass biosafety regulation

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:21pm

Technique deletes plant genes without adding foreign DNA.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18590

Nature's news quiz: Sleep patterns, Ebola and redefining the kilogram

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18588

What first case of sexually transmitted Ebola means for public health

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:21am

The risk of transmission is low, but could become a focus once West Africa is declared Ebola-free.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18584