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Stopgap spending bill leaves US scientists in limbo

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:21am

Proposal would keep funding flat for most research agencies, but cuts could come early next year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21112

Trump’s pick for environment agency chief sued government over climate rules

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:21pm

Oklahoma attorney-general Scott Pruitt has sought to reverse federal limits on greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21127

Take the time and effort to correct misinformation

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:21pm

Scientists should challenge online falsehoods and inaccuracies — and harness the collective power of the Internet to fight back, argues Phil Williamson.

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CRISPR heavyweights battle in US patent court

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:21am

The University of California, Berkeley, and the Broad Institute are vying for lucrative rights to the gene-editing system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21101

Researchers baffled by nationalist surge

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:21am

Economic woes wrought by globalization are only part of the cause.

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Parkour robot bounces off walls to gain height

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:21pm

One-legged machine reloads its springs fast enough to perform jumps in quick succession.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21102

Black-hole fireworks win big in multimillion-dollar science prizes

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:21pm

Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21087

Sacking of prominent geoscientist rocks community

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:21pm

Researchers criticize University of Copenhagen for firing Hans Thybo on apparently "flimsy" grounds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21095

Help wanted: Canada begins search for chief science adviser

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:21am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks to fulfil a key campaign pledge to researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21097

How to trump group-think in a post-truth world

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:21am

When opinions are symbols of belonging, our brains work overtime to keep us believing, says Dan Kahan.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21056

Europe’s first Mars rover gets funding — despite crash of test craft

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:21pm

But the European Space Agency's participation in a mission to deflect an asteroid moon is now cancelled.

Nature 540 177 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21091

An expensive dodo, an even more expensive telescope, and a ‘fog rainbow’

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:21pm

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21075

US health-reform legislation clears big hurdle

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:21am

The 21st Century Cures Act aims to reshape drug regulation and biomedical research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21088

Battle over US overtime pay rules leaves many postdocs in limbo

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:21am

Institutions struggle to respond after court blocks regulations that would have increased wages for junior researchers.

Nature 540 181 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21084

Chernobyl's shield, dodo skeleton and HIV vaccines

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:21am

The week in science: 25 November–1 December 2016.

Nature 540 12 doi: 10.1038/540012a

Experimental treatments aim to prevent brain damage in babies

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:21am

Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients.

Nature 540 17 doi: 10.1038/540017a

Can old computers bring Palestinians and Israelis together?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:21am

Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem.

Nature 540 22 doi: 10.1038/540022a

Tracking the Trump transition, agency by agency

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:21pm

Nature 's list of the key issues and appointments facing US government science agencies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21032

UK moves closer to allowing ‘three-parent’ babies

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:21pm

Scientists say mitochondrial-replacement therapy is ready for tests in the clinic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21067