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Safety upgrade found for gene-editing technique

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:21pm

Tweak reduces chance of a mutation escaping into the wild, and can help to undo a mutation after it has spread.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18799

'Supergene’ determines wading birds’ sex strategy

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:21am

Male ruffs look and behave differently around females, depending on their version of a 125-gene stretch of DNA.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18802

Antarctic Journal: Welcome to Mactown

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:21pm

Unlimited cookies, fun with geopolitics and science on the night shift.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18788

Social cost of carbon emissions in spotlight

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:21am

Evidence that increasing temperatures harm productivity raises questions about the effects of warming on economic growth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18789

Debate rages over herbicide's cancer risk

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:21am

European and UN bodies reach very different conclusions about safety of ubiquitous herbicide glyphosate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18794

Researchers rendezvous with falling space debris

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:21am

Jet affords observations of WT1190F as object plummets through Earth's atmosphere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18791

Live chat: Life on the ice

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 8:21am

Catch up with glaciologist Matt Siegfried as he answers your questions about what it's like working in one of the most remote places on Earth, the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18796

Nature's news quiz: packing for space, a $3 million physics prize, and the world's top science book

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 6:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18798

Largest-ever dark-matter experiment poised to test popular theory

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 7:21pm

XENON1T could make history — or spell the end for 'supersymmetric' dark matter.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18772

Volcanic rock hints at source of Earth’s water

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:21am

Hydrogen isotopes suggest that some water was present when the planet formed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18779

Wayward satellites repurposed to test general relativity

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:21am

Scientists will use wonky orbit to test Einstein’s theories.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18780

Puppy bred to have muscular dystrophy saved by surprise mutation

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 2:21pm

Dog study provides potential pathway to new treatments for the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18784

Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research 

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 1:21pm

Lab-made coronavirus related to SARS can infect human cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18787

China must act decisively to eradicate the ivory trade

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:21pm

The continued existence of large stockpiles of legal raw ivory in the country is hampering China’s promises to save the elephant, says Li Zhang.

Nature 527 135 doi: 10.1038/527135a

The week in science: 6–12 November

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:21am

Canadian scientists unmuzzled; Manhattan project national park; Google heart-disease boost.

Nature 527 138 doi: 10.1038/527138a

Uncertainty for UK science ahead of giant spending review

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:21am

A flat budget is one of several possible outcomes that worry researchers.

Nature 527 144 doi: 10.1038/527144a

Science and sexism: In the eye of the Twitterstorm

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:21am

Social media is shaking up how scientists talk about gender issues.

Nature 527 148 doi: 10.1038/527148a

Early farmers minded their own beeswax

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:21pm

Chemical traces of honeybee products discovered on Neolithic pottery from Europe to the Middle East.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18771

New life for pig-to-human transplants

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:21am

Gene-editing technologies have breathed life into the languishing field of xenotransplantation.

Nature 527 152 doi: 10.1038/527152a

Google offers jackpot to one research group

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:21am

Company matches American Heart Association for a $50-million grant to a single coronary-artery-disease project.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18758