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Longest historic temperature record stretches back 2 million years

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:21pm

Suggests greenhouse gases may warm planet more than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20673

Europa's peek-a-boo plumes confirmed

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:21am

Watery jets could be tapping into a buried ocean with the potential to support life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20685

Geneticists attempt to heal rifts with Aboriginal communities

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:21am

After decades of rocky relations, they are working together to trace indigenous communities’ ancestry.

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Low Arctic ice, Monsanto takeover, and the longest lightning strike

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:21am

The week in science: 16–22 September 2016

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Titanic clash over CRISPR patents turns ugly

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:21am

Accusations of impropriety feature in escalating dispute.

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Science and inequality

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 2:21pm

A special issue explores the study of inequality, and how socio-economic divides affect the science workforce.

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Is science only for the rich?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:21pm

Around the world, poverty and social background remain huge barriers in scientific careers.

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Science’s 1%: How income inequality is getting worse in research

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 7:21am

Wages for top scientists are shooting skywards while others are being left behind.

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Mass production of review articles is cause for concern

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 7:21am

A torrent of low-quality meta-analyses and systematic reviews in biomedicine might be hiding valuable research and misleading scientists.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20617

Facebook couple commits $3 billion to cure disease

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:21am

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to have major impact by 2100.

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Worldwide brain-mapping project sparks excitement — and concern

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:21pm

Worries include how to coordinate research programmes and resources from different countries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20658

Human remains found in hobbit cave

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:21pm

Ancient teeth make Homo sapiens the lead suspect in the extinction of Homo floresiensis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20656

Religion and science can have a true dialogue

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:21pm

A popular assumption that there is a conflict between the Church and the research world should be dispelled, says Kathryn Pritchard.

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US sharpens surveillance of crippling solar storms

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:21pm

Next-generation space-weather model will map the danger facing power grids.

Nature 537 458 doi: 10.1038/537458a

How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:21pm

First large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts domestication in Near East and Egypt and the global spread of house cats.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20643

US government approves controversial drug for muscular dystrophy 

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:21pm

Decision based on limited data could herald a shift in how the Food and Drug Administration reviews drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20645

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 2:21pm

Experiments show that the tardigrade’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20648

Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck

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

Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.

Nature 537 462 doi: 10.1038/537462a

China-only science prize honours pathologist and experimental physicist

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:21pm

Research on non-invasive pregnancy tests and superconductors earns $1 million 'Chinese Nobels'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20644