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Stem-cell plan aims to bring rhino back from brink of extinction

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:21am

Ambitious effort depends on transformation of rhino tissue into sperm and egg cells.

Nature 533 20 doi: 10.1038/533020a

Nine years of censorship

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:21am

Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricted communications.

Nature 533 26 doi: 10.1038/533026a

UK graphene inquiry reveals commercial struggles

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:21pm

Concerns about the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute reflect a broader decline in industrial research and development.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19840

Citizen scientists aid Ecuador earthquake relief

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Effort to identify damaged areas combines crowdsourcing with machine-learning algorithms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19861

Cattle drug threatens thousands of vultures

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Modelling study paints bleak picture for Europe’s bird populations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19839

Software error doomed Japanese Hitomi spacecraft

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:21am

Space agency declares the astronomy satellite a loss.

Nature 533 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19835

The week in science: 22–28 April 2016

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 6:21am

Paris climate deal signed; NIH clinical trials suspended; and duplicated images found in hundreds of biology papers.

Nature 532 418 doi: 10.1038/532418a

Devastating wheat fungus appears in Asia for first time

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:21am

Scientists race to determine origin of  Bangladesh outbreak, which they warn could spread farther afield.

Nature 532 421 doi: 10.1038/532421a

Antibody infusions provide long-term defence against HIV-like infection

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:21pm

Specialized proteins can protect monkeys against the virus for months.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19832

The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:21pm

The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight.

Nature 532 432 doi: 10.1038/532432a

Scientists worry as cancer moonshots multiply

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:21pm

Fears rise that US government and private funders are working at cross purposes.

Nature 532 424 doi: 10.1038/532424a

Speak up about subtle sexism in science

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:21pm

Female scientists face everyday, often-unintentional microaggression in the workplace, and it won't stop unless we talk about it, says Tricia Serio.

Nature 532 415 doi: 10.1038/532415a

AI talent grab sparks excitement and concern

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:21am

Google, Facebook and other tech firms are changing how artificial-intelligence research is done.

Nature 532 422 doi: 10.1038/532422a

Australia softens blow of climate job cuts

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:21am

New research centre at national science agency CSIRO adds 40 jobs, amid hundreds of redundancies.

Nature 533 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19831

Killer landslides: The lasting legacy of Nepal’s quake

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 1:21pm

A year after a devastating earthquake triggered killer avalanches and rock falls in Nepal, scientists are wiring up mountainsides to forecast hazards.

Nature 532 428 doi: 10.1038/532428a

Plant protein behaves like a prion

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:21pm

Molecule that controls flowering time misfolds when expressed in yeast.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19824

Paris climate deal: what comes next

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:21am

Earth Day ceremony boosts momentum, but further action is needed before the agreement can take effect.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19798

AstraZeneca launches project to sequence 2 million genomes

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:21am

Drug company aims to pool genomic and medical data in hunt for rare genetic sequences associated with disease.

Nature 532 427 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19797

Researchers push for personalized tumour vaccines

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:21am

Enthusiasm comes amid worries that the therapy may prove too complex to manufacture.

Nature 532 425 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19801

Problematic images found in 4% of biomedical papers

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:21am

Giant survey suggests journals should pay more attention to detecting inappropriate duplications.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19802