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Big Bang gravitational effect observed in lab crystal

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:21pm

Phenomenon thought to occur only in exotic, high-energy physics environments seen in quantum material.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22338

Engineered cell therapy for cancer gets thumbs up from FDA advisers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:21am

Treatment shows promise in young people with leukaemia, but safety risks abound.

Nature 547 270 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22304

US lawmakers seek $1.1-billion boost for the NIH

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 8:21am

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives also rejects a White House plan to cut 'indirect cost' payments to research institutions.

Nature 547 268 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22307

Kill the myth of the miracle machine

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:21pm

Unchallenged assumptions about how science works threaten its support and decrease its ability to contribute to society, says Daniel Sarewitz.

Nature 547 139 doi: 10.1038/547139a

White House’s dwindling science office leaves major research programmes in limbo

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:21am

Pared-back staff struggles to continue cybersecurity, climate-change and science-education efforts without direction from the Trump administration.

Nature 547 145 doi: 10.1038/547145a

World's largest hoard of carbon dates goes global

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:21am

Scientists hope pooled records could answer major archaeological questions and map human migration patterns.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22287

Female astronomers of colour face daunting discrimination

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:21am

Two-fifths report feeling unsafe at work, and 18% have concerns about attending conferences.

Nature 547 266 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22291

Plants turn caterpillars into cannibals

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:21am

Chemical produced by tomato plants in response to pest attack can change insect behaviour.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22281

Why planetary scientists want better fake space dirt

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:21pm

Artificial soils that mimic the surfaces of the Moon, Mars and asteroids are hard to make — and often miss the mark.

Nature 547 146 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22228

Massive database of 182,000 leaves is helping predict plants' family trees

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:21am

The technique could be used on everything from flowers to cells to examine the factors that influence the shapes of plant parts.

Nature 547 147 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22230

Trump administration chooses Georgia physician to lead US public-health agency

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 7:21am

Brenda Fitzgerald will be the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22235

Untreatable gonorrhoea on the rise worldwide

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:21pm

Non-profit group helps marshal trial of a new antibiotic in an attempt to beat back resistant infections.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22270

Europe pauses funding for €500 million fusion research reactor

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:21pm

Italian scientists eager to go it alone on experiment to tackle ‘waste heat’ problem.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22165

Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:21pm

Clutch of DNA analyses show that ancient humans moved around on the continent far more than has been appreciated.

Nature 547 149 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22272

Chinese rocket failure, Fukushima trial and discarded fish

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:21pm

The week in science: 30 June–6 July 2017.

Nature 547 10 doi: 10.1038/547010a

Single-cell biology

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:21am

Analyses of life's most basic elements promise to improve therapies and provide insights into some of the most fundamental processes in biology.

Nature 547 19 doi: 10.1038/547019a

The trickiest family tree in biology

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 6:21am

Scientists are striving for a deeper view of development, from embryo to adult, cell-by-cell.

Nature 547 20 doi: 10.1038/547020a

How to build a human cell atlas

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:21am

Aviv Regev is a maven of hard-core biological analyses. Now she is part of an effort to map every cell in the human body.

Nature 547 24 doi: 10.1038/547024a

Personalized cancer vaccines show glimmers of success

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:21pm

Treatments tailored to a person's individual cancer mutations train immune system to attack tumours.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22249

Get the glow: the secret to deep-water corals’ radiance

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:21pm

Organisms use red fluorescent protein to optimize light for photosynthesis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22259