Thomas Zurbuchen on the agency’s Earth-science programmes and the transition to a new president.
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Our editors' pick of this year’s influential expert opinions.
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Fertility regulator says mitochondrial-replacement therapy can be trialled — but only in some cases.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21182
Third global fleet will soon be joined by Asian counterparts, setting the atmosphere abuzz with scientifically-useful radio-wave signals.
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The week in science: 9–15 December 2016.
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Artificial-intelligence algorithms can learn a lot from playing immersive 3D video games.
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He has influenced leaders from Melinda Gates to Fidel Castro. Now, he is on a mission to save people from their preconceived ideas.
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Tallest specimen deduced from 3.7-million-year-old footprints in Tanzania.
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Researchers who tested intervention to reduce spam say ‘Get familiar with the delete button.’
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Rare winter expedition near northern Norway finds weak ice that is increasingly vulnerable to storms.
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Researchers are reaching out to the US president-elect with science advice — and criticism.
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How to rouse the immune system against tumours has proved elusive.
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A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.
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ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson draws scepticism and scorn — but looks progressive compared with other Trump selections.
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Colleagues travel to visit Adlène Hicheur, who by renouncing French citizenship will soon have his house arrest lifted.
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Former Texas governor Rick Perry lacks the technical background of the agency's recent leaders.
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Sociologist Matthijs Rooduijn explains why the darkening political mood must force academics to step up and choose sides.
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Evidence to parliamentary inquiry puts some figures on the uncertainty hanging over EU university staff.
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Gravitational-wave data show tentative signs of firewalls or other exotic physics.
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Italy’s youngest leader failed to walk the talk when it came to boosting research, academics say.
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