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African elephants, forensic science and China’s gene bank

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:21am

The week in science: 23–29 September

Nature 537 590 doi: 10.1038/537590a

Cuban crocodiles pose conservation conundrum

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:21am

Genetic analyses of endangered animals reveal high level of interbreeding with hardier American species.

Nature 537 596 doi: 10.1038/537596a

Solar on the steppe: Ukraine embraces renewables revolution

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:21am

Former Soviet nation bids for independence from Russian fossil fuels.

Nature 537 598 doi: 10.1038/537598a

Can Cuban science go global?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:21am

Tensions between Cuba and the United States are easing. But researchers still struggle to join the scientific world.

Nature 537 600 doi: 10.1038/537600a

‘Three-parent baby’ claim raises hopes — and ethical concerns

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:21am

Questions surround report of baby created using controversial mitochondrial-replacement technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20698

Why big pharma wants to collect 2 million genomes

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:21am

For the head of AstraZeneca’s genomics initiative, the challenge is not just getting the sequences, but in putting them to use — wisely.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20697

Science spending boosted in French budget

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:21am

Research gets 3.7% increase as government prepares for election year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20709

Deal emerges to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from aviation

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:21am

Airlines would be required to offset most of their greenhouse-gas emissions after 2020 under the latest plan.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20680

Zimbabwean scientists fight to preserve national academy

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:21am

Research struggles in a country in economic free-fall.

Nature 537 599 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20670

Comet crash: a guide to Rosetta’s big finale

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:21am

Spacecraft will strive to the end to capture best-ever comet images during descent.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20682

Rosetta crashes into comet: Live from the Nature studio

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:21pm

Follow's Rosetta's descent to the surface of comet 67-P after more than a decade in space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20684