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Culture of silence and nonchalance protected disgraced trachea surgeon (updated)

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:21am

Two independent reports find scientific and medical inadequacies — and an uncritical environment surrounding Paolo Macchiarini.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20533

Giant ice volcano spotted on dwarf planet Ceres

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:21pm

Images from Dawn spacecraft reveal signs of complex geology that created the dome-shaped Ahuna Mons.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20526

London super-lab opens under cloud of Brexit

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:21pm

Research begins at the unabashedly international Francis Crick Institute.

Nature 537 147 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20530

Roger Tsien’s legacy: The creations that lit up biology

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:21pm

Chemist who died on 24 August did pioneering work with green fluorescent protein.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20532

Preserve personal freedom in networked societies

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:21am

Broad anti-discrimination laws and practices could compensate for failing data protection and technology-linked loss of privacy, says Christoph Bock.

Nature 537 9 doi: 10.1038/537009a

China’s Mars plans, leprosy vaccine and self-driving taxis

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:21am

The week in science: 26 August–1 September 2016.

Nature 537 12 doi: 10.1038/537012a

How DNA could store all the world’s data

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:21am

Modern archiving technology cannot keep up with the growing tsunami of bits. But nature may hold an answer to that problem already.

Nature 537 22 doi: 10.1038/537022a

Most cities too hot to host 2088 summer Olympics

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:21am

Marathon used as benchmark to judge safety of possible future host cities.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20503

Claims of Earth's oldest fossils tantalize researchers

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 1:21pm

Rocks in Greenland contain structures that could have been laid down by living organisms 3.7 billion years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20506

Tiny pterosaur claims new perch on reptile family tree

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:21pm

Fossils find suggests that cat-sized reptile lived alongside birds and larger pterosaurs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20507

Alzheimer’s treatment appears to alleviate memory loss in small trial

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:21am

Larger studies are under way to test whether the promising early data holds up.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20509

Venerable brain-cancer cell line faces identity crisis

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 9:21am

Samples of the cell line do not match its 50-year-old source ― but how the mix-up occurred is a mystery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20515

Italian scientists shocked by earthquake devastation

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:21pm

In a region known to be seismically active, destruction on this scale was still a surprise.

Nature 537 15 doi: 10.1038/537015a

Nuclear power plants prepare for old age

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 1:21pm

Materials research is at the heart of efforts to keep the world’s reactors running well past 2050.

Nature 537 16 doi: 10.1038/537016a

Vipers, mambas and taipans: the escalating health crisis over snakebites

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 5:21am

Snakes kill tens of thousands of people each year. But experts can't agree on how best to overcome a desperate shortage of antivenom.

Nature 537 26 doi: 10.1038/537026a

Tasmanian devils show signs of resistance to devastating facial cancer

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:21pm

Two regions of the marsupials’ DNA could confer resistance to the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20508

Dogs can tell when praise is sincere

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:21pm

Study suggests that man’s best friend probably understands more than we thought when we talk to them.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20514

Print your own 3D Lucy to work out how the famous hominin died

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 2:21pm

Digital scans will help researchers test whether she fell out of a tree.

Nature 537 19 doi: 10.1038/537019a

Me and my drone: how automatons are changing research

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:21pm

From birds to coastlines, drones take data collection to a whole new level.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20494

Iran releases physicist after five years in jail

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:21pm

Omid Kokabee, who became seriously ill while serving time on controversial treason charges, will now be allowed to leave the country.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20505