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South Korea’s scientists seek change amid political chaos

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:21am

President’s impeachment creates opportunity to shift how nation supports basic research.

Nature 543 474 doi: 10.1038/543474a

How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:21pm

Astronomers hope to grab the first images of an event horizon — the point of no return.

Nature 543 478 doi: 10.1038/543478a

Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:21pm

'Textbook-changing' analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major groups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21681

Mathematicians create warped worlds in virtual reality

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:21pm

Immersive experience set to become accessible to all.

Nature 543 473 doi: 10.1038/543473a

Europe can build on scientific intuition

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:21pm

Carlos Moedas sees a bold future for the European Research Council and more projects that copy its approach.

Nature 543 465 doi: 10.1038/543465a

‘Wavelet revolution’ pioneer scoops top maths award

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:21am

Yves Meyer wins the Abel Prize for role in theory with data applications from digital cinema to pinpointing gravitational waves.

Nature 543 476 doi: 10.1038/543476a

Why a NASA spacecraft could bounce, crunch or sink on icy Europa

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:21am

Landing on Jupiter's moon in search of alien life won't be easy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21659

Gender bias distorts peer review across fields

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:21am

Editors are more likely to select reviewers of the same gender.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21685

South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:21pm

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

Nature 543 475 doi: 10.1038/543475a

Jailed Iranian researcher’s health worsening rapidly

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:21pm

Academics call for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned without trial since last April.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21660

Genome-based cholesterol drug boosts heart health

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Treatment reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, but might not live up to outsized expectations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21656

Pasteur Institute’s scientists make last-ditch plea to keep their president

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Popular leader will be forced to retire at 65 — but senior staff have other ideas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21635

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:21pm

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain.

Nature 543 471 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21652

Space ravioli, coral bleaching and a LIGO pioneer dies

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:21am

The week in science: 10–16 March 2017.

Nature 543 292 doi: 10.1038/543292a

Chinese mountain observatory to probe cosmic-ray origins

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:21pm

The massive project will intercept γ-ray showers in an unexplored energy band.

Nature 543 300 doi: 10.1038/543300a

A makeover for the world's most hated crop

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:21am

Oil palm has a reputation as an environmental menace. Can the latest genetic research change that?

Nature 543 306 doi: 10.1038/543306a

‘Zombie’ patent fights over mutant mice return

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:21am

University takes on US National Institutes of Health over animals used for Alzheimer’s research.

Nature 543 296 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21620

Hidden HIV reservoirs exposed by telltale protein

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:21am

The discovery helps to identify dormant infected cells and could one day lead to a cure.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21639

How dare you call us diplomats

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:21am

Amaya Moro-Martín is furious about Spanish government attempts to brand her and other exiled scientists as strategic partners.

Nature 543 289 doi: 10.1038/543289a

Earth’s lost history of planet-altering eruptions revealed

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:21am

Geologists unearth signs of major volcanic events stretching back 3 billion years.

Nature 543 295 doi: 10.1038/543295a