Latest excavations show Homo floresiensis to be tens of thousands of years older than thought.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19651
US president pushed world to secure radioactive materials, but the threat of nuclear warfare — and terrorism — remains.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19654
Fetal tissue may prove crucial to probing link between virus and birth defects.
Nature 532 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19655
Britain has announced a tax on sugary drinks. Countries should go further and target foods that have large carbon footprints, says Adam Briggs.
Nature 531 551 doi: 10.1038/531551a
Scientists will track psychological and medical outcomes of controversial treatments to help transgender adolescents transition.
Nature 531 560 doi: 10.1038/531560a
Behind the scenes at Europe’s massive synchrotron — where science never sleeps.
Nature 531 564 doi: 10.1038/531564a
Officials hope to avoid repeat of delayed response to Ebola epidemic.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19634
Future of the major astronomy probe remains unclear as pieces of space debris are reported.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19642
Craig Venter’s creation comes as CRISPR gene-editing methods provide alternative ways to tinker with life’s building blocks.
Nature 531 557 doi: 10.1038/531557a
Public vote for unlikely research-ship name; China’s gravitational-wave hunt progresses; and concerns about Great Barrier Reef.
Nature 531 418 doi: 10.1038/531419a
Paolo Macchiarini says that he does not accept disciplinary-board findings.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19629
A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Nature 531 428 doi: 10.1038/531428a
Notices should make obvious whether a withdrawal of research is the result of misconduct or a genuine mistake, says Daniele Fanelli.
Nature 531 415 doi: 10.1038/531415a
Initiatives aim to measure global warming’s impact on high seas and deep currents.
Nature 531 421 doi: 10.1038/531421a
Two conflicting studies are at centre of row.
Nature 531 426 doi: 10.1038/531426a
Long regarded as minor players in ocean ecology, jellyfish are actually important parts of the marine food web.
Nature 531 432 doi: 10.1038/531432a
Other scientists also say the need to get a permit for applied ‘dual-use’ research may constrain academic freedom.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19611
Transgender people are the most affected.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19614
Smartphone programs allow researchers to recruit large numbers of participants and monitor them in real time.
Nature 531 422 doi: 10.1038/531422a
Country's 13th Five-Year Plan advances a broad goal to phase down coal and expand renewable energy.
Nature 531 425 doi: 10.1038/531425a