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Canada’s top scientist faces tough challenge

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 8:21am

Researchers have big hopes for Kirsty Duncan, the country’s newly appointed scientist-turned-science minister.

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The science to look out for in 2016

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:21am

Space missions, carbon capture and gravitational waves are set to shape the year.

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China embraces precision medicine on a massive scale

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 4:21am

Strong genomics record bodes well but a shortage of doctors could pose a hurdle.

Nature 529 9 doi: 10.1038/529009a

CERN’s next director-general on the LHC and her hopes for international particle physics

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 2:21am

Fabiola Gianotti talks to Nature ahead of taking the helm at Europe's particle-physics laboratory on 1 January.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19040

NASA cancels March launch to Mars

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:21pm

Leak in French-built seismometer cannot be repaired in time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19082

Open journals that piggyback on arXiv gather momentum

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:21pm

Peer-review platforms built around online pre-print repositories spread to astrophysics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19102

Talks in the city of light generate more heat

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 7:21am

Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today, argues Kevin Anderson.

Nature 528 437 doi: 10.1038/528437a

Spread of antibiotic-resistance gene does not spell bacterial apocalypse — yet

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 6:21am

A ‘last resort’ drug to which bacteria are rapidly developing resistance is not quite the end of the antibiotic line.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19037

Italian scientists under investigation after olive-tree deaths

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:21am

Prosecutors accuse researchers of spreading disease and order a halt to the culling of infected trees.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19078

Berkeley releases report on astronomer sexual-harassment case

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 2:21pm

University also reveals internal correspondence and other documents related to complaints against former professor Geoffrey Marcy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19068

US toxic-substances reform moves forward

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 12:21pm

Legislative action advances first major regulatory update in almost four decades.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18127

365 days: Nature’s 2015 quiz

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 4:21am

Test your knowledge of the year in science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19042

Biomedicine wins big in US budget deal

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:21am

Late spending bill gives the NIH and several other research agencies healthy increases.

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Postdoc dies in lab fire at Tsinghua University

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 6:21pm

Explosion occurred in chemistry building on Beijing campus.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19066

365 days: The science events that shaped 2015

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:21am

Gene-editing, climate change and Pluto are among the year’s top stories. 

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365 days: The best science images of 2015

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 6:21am

From Pluto to viral structures, this year produced an array of dazzling pictures.

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365 days: Nature’s 10

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 5:21am

Ten people who mattered this year.

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Best features of 2015

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:21am

A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19008

Comment pieces of 2015

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:21am

Our editors' pick of this year’s most influential expert opinions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19010

In your own words

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:21am

Highlights of the correspondence we received from readers in 2015.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19011