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Science wins reprieve in US budget deal

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 2:21pm

Congress gives National Institutes of Health a big boost and avoids cuts to research agencies sought by Trump.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21835

Huge Arctic report ups estimates of sea-level rise

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:21am

Report prompts warnings that the polar region is 'unravelling'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21911

Golden neurons, river piracy and bright nights

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:21pm

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21912

Psychedelic compound in ecstasy moves closer to approval to treat PTSD

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:21am

A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21917

Controversial UK research reform crosses finish line

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:21pm

Snap general election triggers compromises in legislation overhauling how Britain’s science is funded.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21919

Ancient-human genomes plucked from cave dirt

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:21pm

For the first time, researchers have identified DNA of human relatives without the need to find their bones, opening new window into the past.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21910

March for Science, climate engineering and China's space station

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 9:21am

The week in science: 21–27 April 2017

Nature 544 398 doi: 10.1038/544398a

California’s $3-billion bet on stem cells faces final test

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 8:21am

Major investment in regenerative medicine enters its last stage — and the money might run out before treatments are ready.

Nature 544 401 doi: 10.1038/544401a

The next big hit in molecule Hollywood

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 5:21am

Superfast imaging techniques are giving researchers their best views yet of what happens in the atomic world.

Nature 544 408 doi: 10.1038/544408a

Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:21am

Broken mastodon bones hint that Homo sapiens wasn’t the first hominin to get to the New World.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21886

BioRxiv preprint server gets cash boost from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:21pm

Money will be used to develop open-source platform and help put articles in web-friendly formats.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21894

Planetariums — not just for kids

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 2:21pm

Planetariums are not just for education, or even astronomy: they could display all sorts of data, if only scientists thought to use them, says Tom Kwasnitschka.

Nature 544 395 doi: 10.1038/544395a

Surprise El Niño causes devastation but offers lessons for ecologists

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:21am

How Peruvian coastal deserts respond to rains will aid future disaster response.

Nature 544 405 doi: 10.1038/544405a

Climate change is making algal blooms worse

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:21am

Rising ocean temperatures drive more intense and longer lasting toxic outbreaks.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21884

Dog family tree reveals hidden history of canine diversity

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:21am

Genetic map showing how dog breeds are related provides a wealth of information about their origins.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21885

Ripple effects of New Zealand earthquake continue to this day

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 2:21pm

November tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year.

Nature 544 402 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21876