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Get the glow: the secret to deep-water corals’ radiance

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:21pm

Organisms use red fluorescent protein to optimize light for photosynthesis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22259

French scientist fined for failure to disclose industry ties

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 8:21am

Pulmonologist Michel Aubier has been found guilty of misleading France’s Senate during an inquiry on air pollution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22269

Our obsession with eminence warps research

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:21am

Many decisions about whose work is recognized are at least partially arbitrary, and we should acknowledge that, argues Simine Vazire.

Nature 547 7 doi: 10.1038/547007a

Google spin-off deploys wearable electronics for huge health study

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:21am

Large projects explore how to integrate data from smart devices with other health metrics.

Nature 547 13 doi: 10.1038/547013a

Qatar blockade hits helium supply

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 2:21pm

Researchers braced for shortages as Gulf state forced to close its refineries.

Nature 547 16 doi: 10.1038/547016a

Europe’s next big science-funding programme urged to double its budget

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:21am

Influential report suggests simpler, more citizen-friendly system for post-2020 EU research funding.

Nature 547 17 doi: 10.1038/547017a

Italy’s anti-nepotism drive picked up in surname study

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:21am

Statistical study of how names are geographically distributed suggests fewer professors are hiring relatives after 2010 clampdown.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22242

Germany and Poland launch research ‘twinning’ effort

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:21pm

Bilateral partnership may provide new blueprint for EU east-west collaboration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22250

Seawater is the secret to long-lasting Roman concrete

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:21pm

Ancient recipe has lasted 2,000 years thanks to chemical reactions that result in a rare mineral.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22231

Ebola outbreak in Africa ends — but gaps in public health leave region vulnerable

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:21pm

Experts say effective response to the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helped prevent the virus from spreading.

Nature 547 14 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22227

Party slugs, pseudo-Saturn and a dancing Moon rover

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:21pm

June’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22236

US postdocs face steep challenges when starting families

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:21pm

Researchers from ethnic minorities are more likely to be discouraged from taking parental leave.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22200

Largest-ever study of controversial pesticides finds harm to bees

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:21am

Scientists say the industry-funded work confirms that neonicotinoids are harmful, but manufacturers question its conclusions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22229

Pirate sites, grizzly bears and a cholera outbreak

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:21am

The week in science: 23–29 June 2017.

Nature 546 580 doi: 10.1038/546580a

Overlooked water loss in plants could throw off climate models

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 9:21am

Errors could cause researchers to overestimate the rate of photosynthesis when water is scarce.

Nature 546 585 doi: 10.1038/546585a

How quantum trickery can scramble cause and effect

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:21am

Logic-defying experiments in quantum causality can twist the notion of time itself.

Nature 546 590 doi: 10.1038/546590a

A billion-year arms race against viruses shaped our evolution

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:21am

Proteins involved in gene regulation once fought viruses.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22191

Vaccine ruling from Europe's highest court isn't as crazy as scientists think

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:21am

Media and scientific uproar over admissible evidence 'exaggerated', say legal scholars.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22222

Has Harry Potter mania cursed Indonesia's owls?

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:21am

Conservationists fear trend of selling wild-caught birds will hurt populations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22198

Survey reveals basic research in Canada is falling by the wayside

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:21am

The number of researchers who work on basic-science questions has dropped precipitously.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22224