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NASA launches mission to Greenland

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:21am

Ship and planes will probe water–ice interface in fjords.

Nature 523 510 doi: 10.1038/523510a

Budget showdown leaves US science agencies in limbo

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 9:21am

Lawmakers face looming deadline to reach a deal — or risk government shutdown.

Nature 523 513 doi: 10.1038/523513a

Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:21am

An easy method that promised to cut complications in surgery may not be so simple after all.

Nature 523 516 doi: 10.1038/523516a

Historic human burials identified

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:21am

Forensic tools help to name the occupants of four unmarked graves in Jamestown, Virginia.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18079

Exclusive: Genomics pioneer Jun Wang on his new AI venture

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:21am

Visionary leader of China's BGI tells Nature why he is stepping down to build a health-monitoring system based on a million genomes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18091

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:21pm

Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18061

Rice researchers redress retraction

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:21pm

Team that retracted its own papers finally finds elusive trigger of plant immune response.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18055

Visionary leader of China’s genomics powerhouse steps down

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:21pm

Jun Wang leaves post as chief executive of BGI and will pursue research in artificial intelligence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18059

The week in science: test your knowledge

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:21am

It’s been a big week in science — have you been paying attention?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18060

Nitrogen glaciers flow on Pluto

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:21pm

Data from New Horizons mission also reveal a hazy atmosphere that is growing colder and thinner.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18062

NASA spies Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:21am

Potentially rocky world spotted by Kepler spacecraft offers glimpse at Earth's future.

Nature 523 511 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18048

Podcast: Eye drops for cataracts and high-starch, low-methane rice

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:21am

Nature ’s weekly audio round-up.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18049

Four-legged fossil snake is a world first

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:21am

‘Hugging’ creature from Brazil shakes up picture of snake evolution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18050

Brain area found that may make humans unique

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:21am

Experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18051

Fears for bees as UK lifts insecticide ban

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 5:21am

Emergency authorization allows products linked to bee decline to be used on some farms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18052

Russia's crackdowns are jeopardizing its science

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:21pm

The escalating encroachment on democratic freedoms undermines the nation's claim of support for science, says Fyodor Kondrashov.

Nature 523 383 doi: 10.1038/523383a

The week in science: 17–23 July

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:21am

A pledge on fishing in Arctic high seas; global inequalities on mental health; and another ethics scandal at the University of Minnesota.

Nature 523 386 doi: 10.1038/523384a

UK shifts its space-science strategy

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:21am

Research surrounding human spaceflight is booming.

Nature 523 394 doi: 10.1038/523394a

A cellular puzzle: The weird and wonderful architecture of RNA

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:21am

Cells contain an ocean of twisting and turning RNA molecules. Now researchers are working out the structures — and how important they could be.

Nature 523 398 doi: 10.1038/523398a

Moon village would host first class research

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:21am

Europe’s new space chief Johann-Dietrich Wörner explains his lunar ambitions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18011