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University says prominent Japanese cell biologist committed misconduct

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:21pm

University of Tokyo investigated anonymous allegations of manipulated images in papers by Yoshinori Watanabe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22394

Australian students report high rates of sexual harassment and assaults

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:21pm

One in five say they were harassed on a university campus, according to first national study.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22397

An icy break up, Higgs history and a very messy eater

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:21am

July’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22385

Clues emerge in mystery of flickering quasars

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:21am

Some of the Universe's most luminous objects have disappeared much faster than expected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22376

Why astronomers reluctantly announced a possible exomoon discovery

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:21pm

After hints leaked out on Twitter, researchers made last-minute decision to reveal what might be the first discovery of a satellite outside our Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22377

Huge landslide triggered rare Greenland mega-tsunami

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:21pm

Scientists hope studying last month’s deadly event will improve modelling of rockslides that could become more frequent with climate change.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22374

HIV milestone, discrimination suit and China's AI plans

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:21pm

The week in science: 21–27 July 2017.

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Brain’s stem cells slow ageing in mice

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:21am

Transplanted cells offer middle-aged rodents an increased lifespan.

Nature 547 389 doi: 10.1038/547389a

China’s quest to become a space science superpower

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:21am

With major spaceflight milestones behind it, China is working to build an international reputation for space science.

Nature 547 394 doi: 10.1038/547394a

‘True blue’ chrysanthemum flowers produced with genetic engineering

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:21am

Scientists added two genes to the plant's genome to get the new hue.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22365

Big names in statistics want to shake up much-maligned P value

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:21am

One of scientists’ favourite statistics — the P value — should face tougher standards, say leading researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22375

Don't run biomedical science as a business

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:21am

Science should abandon its assembly-line mentality and rebuild for quality, not quantity, argues Michele Pagano.

Nature 547 381 doi: 10.1038/547381a

Budding UK innovation agency gains cash — and clout

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:21pm

Business-focused funding agency Innovate UK is driving British efforts to commercialize research.

Nature 547 390 doi: 10.1038/547390a

University says prominent Japanese cell biologist committed misconduct

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:21pm

University of Tokyo investigated anonymous allegations of manipulated images in papers by Yoshinori Watanabe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22394

Australia cuts conservation protections in marine parks

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:21pm

Conservationists accuse government of ignoring science-based recommendations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22369

President of troubled French funding agency resigns

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:21am

Chief's departure after management complaints might not solve National Research Agency's woes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22360

Giant radio telescope scaled back to contain costs

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:21am

Crowding antennas closer together may affect the Square Kilometre Array's ability to observe the early Universe.

Nature 547 391 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22361

Iceland drilling project aims to unearth how islands form

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:21am

Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption.

Nature 547 387 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22340

US defence agencies grapple with gene drives

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:21pm

National security community examines the risks and benefits of technology to quickly spread genetic modifications.

Nature 547 388 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22345

Quantum teleportation is even weirder than you think

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:21pm

Don't let the catchy name distract you, says Philip Ball: the questions inspired by this arguably misnamed phenomenon go to the heart of quantum theory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22321