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South Africa’s political turmoil endangers research

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:21am

Economic instability and campus violence have thrown labs into crisis.

Nature 535 207 doi: 10.1038/535207a

Brain-data gold mine could reveal how neurons compute

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:21am

Allen Brain Observatory releases unprecedented survey of activity in the mouse visual cortex.

Nature 535 209 doi: 10.1038/535209a

Germany’s renewable revolution awaits energy forecast

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:21am

Poster-child for renewables strives to make wind and solar power more grid-friendly.

Nature 535 212 doi: 10.1038/535212a

South Africa ushers in a new era for HIV

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:21am

The country has developed the biggest programme of antiretroviral therapy in the world. Now scientists are exploring the long-term consequences of the drugs.

Nature 535 214 doi: 10.1038/535214a

Microbiome 'social network' revealed by gene swaps

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:21am

Movement of genes across and between microorganism species could influence humans’ susceptibility to disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20241

Poor musical taste? Blame your upbringing

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 12:21pm

The world that we hear shapes the music that we like.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20256

Scientists fuming over new pick to lead French agriculture agency

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:21am

Critics say Philippe Mauguin lacks research experience.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20257

Graphene sheets tear themselves to ribbons

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:21am

Peeled strips of single-layer carbon could be useful in electronic circuitry.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20258

Watch out for cheats in citation game

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:21am

The focus on impact of published research has created new opportunities for misconduct and fraudsters, says Mario Biagioli.

Nature 535 201 doi: 10.1038/535201a

Mobile-phone expansion could disrupt key weather satellites

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 9:21am

The US government is considering a plan to allow wireless firms to share radio frequencies used in weather forecasts.

Nature 535 208 doi: 10.1038/535208a

How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:21pm

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.

Nature 535 22 doi: 10.1038/535218a

‘Web of Science’ to be sold to private-equity firms

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:21am

Thomson Reuters divests intellectual-property and science division in US$3.55-billion deal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20255

Clouds get high on climate change

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 1:21pm

Changes in cloud patterns match predictions from climate simulations of a warming world.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20230

Global initiative seeks 1,000 new cancer models

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:21pm

The effort will use next-generation cell-culture methods and fresh patient samples. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20242

Beat it, impact factor! Publishing elite turns against controversial metric

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:21am

Senior staff at leading journals want to end inappropriate use of the measure.

Nature 535 210 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20224

Brexit watch: Scientists grapple with the fallout

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:21pm

Xenophobia and mobility fears among issues facing researchers two weeks on.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20226

Strange planet has triple sunsets and a super-long year

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

World in three-star system also experiences unusual seasons.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20204

Farmed fish drive sea change in global consumption

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

Giant UN report also reveals sustainability problem for wild-caught fish.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20223

The week in science: 1–7 July 2016

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

Chemist killed on Mexican university campus; Juno craft reaches Jupiter orbit; and Nobel laureates defend genetically modified organisms.

Nature 535 12 doi: 10.1038/535012a

Obama’s top scientist talks shrinking budgets, Donald Trump, and his biggest regret

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

John Holdren tells Nature about the highs and lows of nearly eight years in the White House.

Nature 535 15 doi: 10.1038/535015a