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Kepler spacecraft rakes in nearly 1,300 planets

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:21pm

New statistical method quickly checks the status of planetary candidates.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19903

Strange seaweed rewrites history of green plants

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 6:21am

Ancient alga developed large size and complex structure independently of other plants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19863

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Many publications did not reapply after leading directory tightened its quality criteria.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19871

NASA jet gets a sniff of pollution over South Korea

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Nature rides along on an international research mission to sample South Korean air quality.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19875

Transparent film smoothes sagging skin back into shape

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Silicone polymer mimics youthful elasticity of skin.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19876

France’s research minister lays out his priorities

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:21am

Thierry Mandon on cutting red tape, French researchers’ self-effacement and shaking up social science.

Nature 533 157 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19868

Intricate animal and flower tattoos found on Egyptian mummy

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:21am

Scholars excited by depiction of actual objects on the body of a 3,000-year-old woman.

Nature 533 155 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19864

Human embryos grown in lab for longer than ever before

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Embryos cultured for up to 13 days after fertilization open a window into early development.

Nature 533 15 doi: 10.1038/533015a

The week in science: 29 April–5 May 2016

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:21pm

New Mars missions shape up; Nobel laureate passes away; and a marten stops the world’s biggest science experiment.

Nature 533 12 doi: 10.1038/533012a

US and China eye up European gravitational-wave mission

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Space-based detector draws interest, but regulatory hurdles might complicate a partnership.

Nature 533 19 doi: 10.1038/533019a