Hydrogen bomb debunked; science passport required; and quantum physicist bags award in China.
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Rumours frustrate physicists in a global competition to understand elusive particles.
Nature 529 140 doi: 10.1038/529140a
Epidemiologist who spearheaded response to outbreak is a popular choice.
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Rapid changes in Tibetan grasslands are threatening Asia's main water supply and the livelihood of nomads.
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US president also touts his climate-policy achievements as he begins his final year in office.
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Researchers tentatively identify an object that fell near Sri Lanka in November.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19162
Pan Jian-Wei is masterminding a project to test quantum entanglement in space.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19166
The periodic table is a public symbol of chemistry. But as it grows larger, we must stress that science is not just about producing lists, says Philip Ball.
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World’s largest systematic identification project will use smart DNA-testing technology.
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Researchers aim to prevent recurrences by finding the virus’s natural host.
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Unusual battle among academic institutions holds key to gene-editing tool’s future use.
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Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists.
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A major player's entry into DNA-based detection of emerging tumours will test the technology's potential.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19152
Caltech has suspended a faculty member for violating its policy against harassment.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19153
Physicists say they've heard that the LIGO observatory may have spotted the signature of merging black holes.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19161
Satellite measurements track burned gas by country as policymakers seek to reduce emissions.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19141
Syrian civil war inspires creative efforts to document and protect ancient sites and artefacts threatened by fighting and looting.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19131
Researchers hope for revealing xenon isotopes to waft from underground nuclear test.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19132
Betelgeuse is too cool for current theories to explain how it sheds mass as it approaches death.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19134
Decades-old assumption about microbiota revisited.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19136