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Rethink our approach to assessing risk

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:21am

The ‘post-normal science’ framework would make regulatory decisions about research in humans more effective, says Frederick Grinnell.

Nature 522 257 doi: 10.1038/522257a

The week in science: 12–18 June 2015

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:21am

Neutrinos switch their flavours; biomedical research using chimps may be stymied in the US; and common Eurasian bird is in population freefall.

Nature 522 260 doi: 10.1038/522260a

Anti-ageing pill pushed as bona fide drug

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:21am

Regulators asked to consider ageing a treatable condition.

Nature 522 265 doi: 10.1038/522265a

Graphene booms in factories but lacks a killer app

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:21am

Although the wonder material is being made in record volume, commercial success is elusive.

Nature 522 268 doi: 10.1038/522268a

The super materials that could trump graphene

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:21am

A wave of innovative flat materials is following in the wake of graphene — but the most exciting applications could come from stacking them into 3D devices.

Nature 522 274 doi: 10.1038/522274a

How gravity kills Schrödinger's cat

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:21pm

Theorists argue that warped space-time prevents quantum superpositions of large-scale objects.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17773

French scientists welcome new research minister

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:21pm

Seasoned politician Thierry Mandon appointed after three months with no one in the post.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17781