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NASA’s Juno spacecraft prepares to probe Jupiter’s mysteries

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 7:21am

The mission will peek through the gas giant’s swirling clouds in search of a planetary core.

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Why ultra-powerful radio bursts are the most perplexing mystery in astronomy

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:21am

Strange signals are bombarding Earth. But where are they coming from?

Nature 534 610 doi: 10.1038/534610a

Bird wings trapped in amber are a fossil first from the age of dinosaurs

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:21am

Preserved feathers and tissue provide a picture of hatchlings from the Cretaceous.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20162

Spacemen returning, high-tech turtles and an Antarctic rescue

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 5:21am

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20150

Expansion of early Universe modelled in unprecedented detail

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 1:21pm

Pioneering techniques could settle longstanding controversy about the accuracy of previous simulations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20152

Researchers reeling as UK votes to leave EU

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 1:21pm

Future of science uncertain after referendum result.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20153

How scientists reacted to the Brexit

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:21pm

Researchers respond to the UK's momentous decision to leave the EU.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20158

Plan to fly rhinos to Australia comes under fire

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:21pm

Team behind relocation scheme strongly defends attempt to establish ‘insurance population’.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20141

The week in science: 17–23 June 2016

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:21am

Daring Antarctic evacuation under way; US medical association declares gun violence a health crisis; and astronomers find Earth in a rocky relationship.

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Giant SKA telescope rattles South African community

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:21am

Struggle in Northern Cape province highlights a balancing act that scientists leading gigantic projects face.

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Canadian earthquake detector has deep-sea edge over US rival

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:21am

Sea-floor instruments will monitor seismic activity very close to the Cascadia fault.

Nature 534 446 doi: 10.1038/534446a

Science in China

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:21am

A special issue looks at the country's astonishing scientific trajectory as it seeks to secure its spot among the leaders in innovation.

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China by the numbers

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:21am

Research capacity has grown rapidly, and now quality is on the rise.

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China’s bid to be a DNA superpower

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:21am

First China conquered DNA sequencing. Now it wants to dominate precision medicine too.

Nature 534 462 doi: 10.1038/534462a

Quantum computer makes first high-energy physics simulation

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:21am

The technique would help address problems that classical computers can't handle.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20136

Infectious shellfish cancers may jump across species

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:21am

The parasitic tumours showed up in clams, mussels and other bivalves.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20138

First CRISPR clinical trial gets green light from US panel

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:21am

The technique's first test in people could begin as early as the end of the year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20137

Stranger bequeaths fortune to prominent neuroscientist

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:21am

Elena Cattaneo is a relentless campaigner against the misuse of science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20142

Bring climate change back from the future

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:21pm

The ‘shock’ over an Australian extinction shows that we still don’t accept that global warming is a problem for now, says James Watson.

Nature 534 437 doi: 10.1038/534437a

Election campaigns edge Australia towards climate consensus

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:21am

Rival parties avoid carbon controversy of former years.

Nature 534 443 doi: 10.1038/534443a