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Computer gleans chemical insight from lab notebook failures

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 5:21am

Machine-learning approach mines unpublished 'dark' reactions that don't work, as well as ones that do.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19866

Set up a public registry of competing interests

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:21pm

The problem of bias in published research must be tackled in a consistent and comprehensive fashion, says Adam G. Dunn.

Nature 533 9 doi: 10.1038/533009a

Stem-cell plan aims to bring rhino back from brink of extinction

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:21am

Ambitious effort depends on transformation of rhino tissue into sperm and egg cells.

Nature 533 20 doi: 10.1038/533020a

Nine years of censorship

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:21am

Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricted communications.

Nature 533 26 doi: 10.1038/533026a

UK graphene inquiry reveals commercial struggles

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:21pm

Concerns about the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute reflect a broader decline in industrial research and development.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19840

Citizen scientists aid Ecuador earthquake relief

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Effort to identify damaged areas combines crowdsourcing with machine-learning algorithms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19861

Cattle drug threatens thousands of vultures

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Modelling study paints bleak picture for Europe’s bird populations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19839

Software error doomed Japanese Hitomi spacecraft

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:21am

Space agency declares the astronomy satellite a loss.

Nature 533 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19835