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Australia takes university cash to pay for research facilities

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 5:21am

But overall flat science funding in latest budget is seen as a reprieve after last year’s heavy cuts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17556

European Commission unveils long-awaited science advice plans

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:21pm

Team of expert researchers will bridge between politicians and wider science community.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17557

Rogue antimatter found in thunderclouds

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:21am

Aeroplane detects signature spike in photons that does not fit any known source of antiparticles.

Nature 521 135 doi: 10.1038/521135a

Regulate gene editing in wild animals

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:21am

The use of genome-modification tools in wild species must be properly governed to avoid irreversible damage to ecosystems, says Jeantine Lunshof.

Nature 521 127 doi: 10.1038/521127a

India eases stance on GM crop trials

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 4:21am

States begin to permit field tests of transgenic plants.

Nature 521 138 doi: 10.1038/521138a

'Dino-chickens' reveal how the beak was born

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:21pm

Chicken embryos have been altered so that the birds grow dinosaur-like snouts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17507

UK researchers fret about downgrading of science minister role

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:21pm

Jo Johnson is smart and well-connected, but will not attend highest-level policy meetings.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17535