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Polio eradication faces setback as Nigeria records first cases in two years

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 8:21am

Health officials launch emergency immunization campaign.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20416

Chemists to get their own preprint server

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:21am

World’s largest scientific society plans to introduce ChemRxiv for a traditionally reluctant discipline.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20409

Near-blind shark is world’s longest-lived vertebrate

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:21am

Greenland shark found to be at least 272 years old.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20406

Nobel laureate’s death highlights struggles at Egyptian science hub

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:21am

Cash-strapped Zewail City of Science and Technology is the legacy of Arab chemist Ahmed Zewail.

Nature 536 260 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20408

The week in science: 5–11 August 2016

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:21am

Iranian nuclear scientist executed; Turkey suspends research-agency staff; and private company granted permission to go to the Moon.

Nature 536 130 doi: 10.1038/536130a

Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:21pm

Life came to ice-free Canadian corridor too late to sustain migrations of Clovis and pre-Clovis people.

Nature 536 138 doi: 10.1038/536138a

The bandwidth bottleneck that is throttling the Internet

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 7:21am

Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.

Nature 536 139 doi: 10.1038/536139a

Steer driverless cars towards full automation

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:21am

For cars to be safe, full control must be allocated to the driver — be it human or computer, argues John Baruch.

Nature 536 127 doi: 10.1038/536127a