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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

Glider aims to break world record — and boost climate science

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:21pm

Perlan mission will surf stratospheric waves and conduct atmospheric research.

Nature 536 134 doi: 10.1038/536134a

US grants for zebrafish studies on the rise

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:21am

Analysis from US National Institutes of Health charts shift in model-organism trends.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20391

Replications, ridicule and a recluse: the controversy over NgAgo gene-editing intensifies

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:21am

As failures to replicate results using the CRISPR alternative stack up, a quiet scientist stands by his claims.

Nature 536 136 doi: 10.1038/536136a

Beyond CRISPR: A guide to the many other ways to edit a genome

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:21am

The popular technique has limitations that have sparked searches for alternatives.

Nature 536 136 doi: 10.1038/536136b

Icy telescope throws cold water on sterile neutrino theory

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 7:21am

IceCube observatory reports null result in search for particle.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20382