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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

Why transgenic insects are still not ready for prime time

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:21am

Brazil's health-regulatory agency wants more evidence before allowing sale of GM mosquitoes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19804

Power of positive thinking skews mindfulness studies

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:21pm

Trials of mindfulness to improve mental health selectively report positive results.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19776

Major biodiversity panel desperately seeks social scientists

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:21am

Intergovernmental body that tracks world ecosystems is criticized for its own lack of diversity.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19778

Genetic secrets of the healthy elderly unveiled

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:21am

Largest-ever genetic-sequencing study of healthy ageing released.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19794

Evolution of Darwin’s finches tracked at genetic level

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:21am

Researchers pinpoint gene for beak-size and track how it changed during a severe drought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19795

Europe plans giant billion-euro quantum technologies project

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 8:21pm

Third European Union flagship will be similar in size and ambition to graphene and human brain initiatives.

Nature 532 426 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19796

The Paris Agreement has solved a troubling problem

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:21pm

By endorsing a limit of 1.5 °C, the climate negotiations have effectively defined what society considers dangerous, says Simon L. Lewis.

Nature 532 283 doi: 10.1038/532283a

The week in science: 15–21 April 2016

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:21am

Ecuador and Japan earthquakes; CRISPR crops get the green light; and European gravitational-wave detector gets a boost.

Nature 532 286 doi: 10.1038/532286a

Dirty room-mates make lab mice more useful

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:21am

Housing lab mice with pet-shop mice gives them more human-like immune systems.

Nature 532 294 doi: 10.1038/532294a

Monkey kingdom

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:21pm

China is positioning itself as a world leader in primate research.

Nature 532 300 doi: 10.1038/532300a

Zoo of theories showcased in publications on LHC anomaly

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 8:21pm

Four published papers offer diverse explanations for a possible new particle.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19757

Gene-editing hack yields pinpoint precision

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:21pm

Disabled CRISPR enzyme allows efficient single-letter DNA changes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19773

US agency suspends clinical trials after contamination risk discovered

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:21pm

Two NIH facilities that manufacture products for use in patients have been shut down because of safety violations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19793

Monkey teeth tell tale of ancient migration

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:21pm

Fossils found in the Panama Canal are the oldest evidence of monkeys in North America.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19777