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Mosquito guns and heavy fines: how Cuba kept Zika at bay for so long

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 6:21am

It is one of the last Caribbean countries to get hit.

Nature 536 257 doi: 10.1038/536257a

Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:21am

Scientists know that there is a colossal amount of plastic in the oceans. But they don’t know where it all is, what it looks like or what damage it does.

Nature 536 263 doi: 10.1038/536263a

The plastics revolution: how chemists are pushing polymers to new limits

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:21pm

Polymers have infiltrated almost every aspect of modern life. Now researchers are working on next-generation forms.

Nature 536 266 doi: 10.1038/536266a

US personalized-medicine industry takes hit from Supreme Court

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 6:21am

Recent decisions seem to drive spike in patent rejections.

Nature 536 382 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20436

CRISPR's hopeful monsters: gene-editing storms evo-devo labs

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:21am

Easy gene alterations in weird creatures make CRISPR a killer app for evolutionary developmental biology.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20449

US endangered-species recovery surges to record high

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:21am

Nineteen species delisted from Endangered Species Act in past seven years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20448

Trump’s border-wall pledge threatens delicate desert ecosystems

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:21am

Ecologists fear plan to seal off the United States from Mexico would put wildlife at risk.

Nature 536 260 doi: 10.1038/536260a

A tale of two governments: the politician behind Argentina's science growth

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:21am

Lino Barañao, the only minister to stay in power after last year's elections, lays out his plans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20414

Controversial insecticides linked to wild bee declines

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:21am

Evidence against neonicotinoid chemicals mounts ahead of EU review.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20446

Artificial black hole creates its own version of Hawking radiation

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:21am

Result could be closest thing yet to an observation of the bizarre phenomenon.

Nature 536 258 doi: 10.1038/536258a

Scientists probe lightning hotspot to predict future strikes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 2:21am

Forecasters hope to predict strikes months or even years in advance.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20344

Spiking genomic databases with misinformation could protect patient privacy

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 9:21am

Technique that adds noise to genetic data would enable much faster access to large data sets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20407