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Four chemical elements added to periodic table

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:21pm

Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 to be named by scientists from Russia, the United States and Japan.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19112

Hint of new boson at LHC sparks flood of papers

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:21pm

Physicists have posted 150 manuscripts to the arXiv preprint server in the wake of December's announcement.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19098

The week in science: 18–24 December 2015

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:21pm

Postdoc dies in Chinese lab fire; private rocket returns to Earth; and lions are listed as endangered.

Nature 528 440 doi: 10.1038/528440a

Feuding physicists turn to philosophy for help

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:21pm

String theory is at the heart of a debate over the integrity of the scientific method itself.

Nature 528 446 doi: 10.1038/528446a

National climate ambition must match international targets

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 1:21pm

If the Paris climate agreement is to succeed in limiting warming to 1.5 °C, countries need to drastically increase their emissions pledges, says Steffen Kallbekken.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19077

Enzyme tweak boosts precision of CRISPR genome edits

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:21pm

Engineered enzyme drives genome-editing errors below detection limit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19114

Scientific society withholds honour over lab death

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:21am

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has reversed its decision to make chemist Patrick Harran a fellow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19097

Canada’s top scientist faces tough challenge

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:21am

Researchers have big hopes for Kirsty Duncan, the country’s newly appointed scientist-turned-science minister.

Nature 528 445 doi: 10.1038/528445a