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The developing world needs basic research too

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 1:21pm

The establishment of an agency in Indonesia that will support 'frontier research' is a welcome development, argues Dyna Rochmyaningsih.

Nature 534 7 doi: 10.1038/534007a

The week in science: 27 May–2 June 2016

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 12:21pm

Good grades for international nuclear-fusion project; EU ministers lend support to open-access movement; and US study raises doubts about mobile-phone safety.

Nature 534 10 doi: 10.1038/534010a

Open-access journal eLife gets £25-million boost

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:21am

Biology's big funders announce investment will continue to 2022.

Nature 534 14 doi: 10.1038/534014a

Tiny ‘chipsat’ spacecraft set for first flight

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:21am

Launch in July will test new way to explore the Solar System — and beyond.

Nature 534 15 doi: 10.1038/534015a

Why South Korea is the world’s biggest investor in research

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:21am

The Asian nation is spending big in the hope of winning a Nobel prize, but it will need more than cash to realize its ambitions.

Nature 534 20 doi: 10.1038/534020a

Peru’s gold rush prompts public-health emergency

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:21am

Gold-mining boom in southeastern Amazon is driving high levels of mercury contamination.

Nature 534 162 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19999

Marine ecologists take to the skies to study coral reefs

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:21am

Satellites and research aeroplanes could offer a better, broader view of coral health.

Nature 534 13 doi: 10.1038/534013a

The snot-spattered experiments that show how far sneezes really spread

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:21am

Mathematician Lydia Bourouiba uses high-speed video to break down the anatomy of sneezes and coughs — and to understand infectious disease.

Nature 534 24 doi: 10.1038/534024a

Two-hundred-terabyte maths proof is largest ever

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 2:21pm

A computer cracks the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem — but is it really maths?

Nature 534 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19990

US advised to stick with troubled fusion reactor ITER

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 7:21am

The Department of Energy says the US should fund ITER until 2018, and then re-evaluate its progress.

Nature 534 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19994