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Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:21am

Gut bacteria and altered metabolic pathways are suspects in mysterious disease.

Nature 543 602 doi: 10.1038/543602a

Cruel fusion: What a young man’s death means for childhood cancer

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:21pm

Epigenetic discoveries are fuelling renewed interest in the fusion proteins that have bedevilled cancer biologists.

Nature 543 608 doi: 10.1038/543608a

Rare sighting reveals deep-sea octopus's unusual breakfast

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 1:21pm

Video confirms the cephalopod feeds on gelatinous creatures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21725

Mini reproductive system on a chip mimics human menstrual cycle

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 1:21pm

Researchers create models of organs such as a uterus and cervix in the laboratory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21712

How Trump plans to wipe out Obama-era climate rules

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:21am

US president orders the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse limits on carbon emissions from power plants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21726

Japanese man is first to receive 'reprogrammed' stem cells from another person

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:21am

World-first transplant, used to treat macular degeneration, represents a major step forward in movement to create banks of ready-made stem cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21730

Planet-sized 'waves' spotted in the Sun's atmosphere

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:21am

Long-sought features may help researchers to improve models of solar activity and predict space weather.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21704

Citizen scientists to rescue 150 years of cosmic images

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 2:21pm

Long-lost images could offer insight into rare and moving stars.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21702

Big data renews fight over animal origins

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:21pm

Study is the latest in the long-running dispute over which lineage — sponges or comb jellies — is the oldest branch in the animal tree.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21703

DNA typos to blame for most cancer mutations

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:21am

Environment and heredity might not contribute as much to cancer risk as researchers thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21696

Zika mosquito genome mapped – at last

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:21am

‘Breakthrough’ technique used to piece together genome sequence of Zika vector, Aedes aegypti,  10 years after publication of draft sequence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21697

Canada budget falls flat with scientists

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:21am

Emphasis on innovation overshadowed by funding freeze for key research councils.

Nature 543 598 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21699

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 5:21am

Global health charity is latest funder to start its own publishing ‘channel’ — and the European Commission is considering its own service.

Nature 543 599 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21700

Nuclear-test films, smoking declines and five new particles

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:21am

The week in science: 17–23 March 2017.

Nature 543 468 doi: 10.1038/543468a

South Korea’s scientists seek change amid political chaos

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:21am

President’s impeachment creates opportunity to shift how nation supports basic research.

Nature 543 474 doi: 10.1038/543474a

How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:21pm

Astronomers hope to grab the first images of an event horizon — the point of no return.

Nature 543 478 doi: 10.1038/543478a

Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:21pm

'Textbook-changing' analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major groups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21681

Mathematicians create warped worlds in virtual reality

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:21pm

Immersive experience set to become accessible to all.

Nature 543 473 doi: 10.1038/543473a

Europe can build on scientific intuition

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:21pm

Carlos Moedas sees a bold future for the European Research Council and more projects that copy its approach.

Nature 543 465 doi: 10.1038/543465a

‘Wavelet revolution’ pioneer scoops top maths award

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:21am

Yves Meyer wins the Abel Prize for role in theory with data applications from digital cinema to pinpointing gravitational waves.

Nature 543 476 doi: 10.1038/543476a