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US left with just one working fusion reactor — for now

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:21pm

Design flaw may have doomed machine at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.

Nature 538 14 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20710

UK bioethicists eye designer babies and CRISPR cows

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:21am

Panel will focus on the implications of gene editing in human reproduction and livestock.

Nature 538 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20713

Drone lights, cameras and sucking up to a whale

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 9:21am

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20714

Open-access journal eLife to start charging fees

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:21am

Journal backed by world’s largest private research funders will still depend on grants to cover expenses.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20700

Gender bias found in Earth-science society journals

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 6:21am

Women publish and review less than men in American Geophysical Union journals, but have a higher acceptance rate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20708

Biologists plan scoring system for antibodies

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:21am

Manufacturers and users will rank reagents to improve the reliability of research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20712

Encourage governments to heed scientific advice

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:21am

To stop evidence-based policy losing its clout, researchers need to engage with policymakers and understand their needs, says Bill Colglazier.

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African elephants, forensic science and China’s gene bank

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:21am

The week in science: 23–29 September

Nature 537 590 doi: 10.1038/537590a

Cuban crocodiles pose conservation conundrum

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:21am

Genetic analyses of endangered animals reveal high level of interbreeding with hardier American species.

Nature 537 596 doi: 10.1038/537596a

Solar on the steppe: Ukraine embraces renewables revolution

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:21am

Former Soviet nation bids for independence from Russian fossil fuels.

Nature 537 598 doi: 10.1038/537598a

Can Cuban science go global?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:21am

Tensions between Cuba and the United States are easing. But researchers still struggle to join the scientific world.

Nature 537 600 doi: 10.1038/537600a

‘Three-parent baby’ claim raises hopes — and ethical concerns

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:21am

Questions surround report of baby created using controversial mitochondrial-replacement technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20698

Why big pharma wants to collect 2 million genomes

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:21am

For the head of AstraZeneca’s genomics initiative, the challenge is not just getting the sequences, but in putting them to use — wisely.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20697

Science spending boosted in French budget

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:21am

Research gets 3.7% increase as government prepares for election year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20709