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Karolinska Institute to cut ties with controversial surgeon

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:21am

Swedish institute has “lost confidence” in artificial-windpipe pioneer Paolo Macchiarini after allegations of ethical breaches.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19315

Biotech giant publishes failures to confirm high-profile science

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:21am

Amgen posts three studies at new online channel for discussing reproducibility.

Nature 530 141 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19269

Forests not equal when it comes to climate

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:21am

Two studies show how different tree species affect both carbon storage and local temperatures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19294

Tasmanian bushfires threaten iconic ancient forests

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21pm

Blazes have encroached on ecosystems that date back more than 180 million years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19308

The week in science: 29 January–4 February 2016

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:21pm

GM fish flip-flop; Earth’s crust drilled; and stem-cell scandal memoirs published.

Nature 530 10 doi: 10.1038/530010a

Academics across Europe join ‘Brexit’ debate

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 2:21pm

If the United Kingdom leaves the EU, researchers throughout the bloc will feel the effects.

Nature 530 15 doi: 10.1038/530015a

Meet the soft, cuddly robots of the future

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:21pm

Rigid robots step aside — a new generation of squishy, stretchy machines is wiggling our way.

Nature 530 24 doi: 10.1038/530024a

Destroying worn-out cells makes mice live longer

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:21am

Elegant experiment confirms that targeting senescent cells could treat age-related diseases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19287

US panel greenlights creation of male 'three-person' embryos

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:21am

But federal law prevents regulators from approving the technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19290

Make journals report clinical trials properly

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:21pm

There is no excuse for the shoddy practice of allowing researchers to change outcomes and goals without saying so, says Ben Goldacre.

Nature 530 7 doi: 10.1038/530007a

Drugmakers target depression’s cognitive fog

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:21pm

Industry and researchers push for ways to assess memory and concentration deficits.

Nature 530 17 doi: 10.1038/530017a

Germany’s science hubs win in major research revamp

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:21pm

Research clusters emerge as the big success of Germany’s Excellence Initiative — despite its focus on elite institutes.

Nature 530 18 doi: 10.1038/530018a

The mystery of the expanding tropics

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:21pm

As Earth's dry zones shift rapidly polewards, researchers are scrambling to figure out the cause — and consequences.

Nature 530 20 doi: 10.1038/530020a

Microplastics damage oyster fertility

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:21pm

Plastic litter affects offspring of exposed marine animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19286