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US endangered-species recovery surges to record high

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 6:21am

Nineteen species delisted from Endangered Species Act in past seven years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20448

Trump’s border-wall pledge threatens delicate desert ecosystems

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:21pm

Ecologists fear plan to seal off the United States from Mexico would put wildlife at risk.

Nature 536 260 doi: 10.1038/536260a

A tale of two governments: the politician behind Argentina's science growth

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:21am

Lino Barañao, the only minister to stay in power after last year's elections, lays out his plans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20414

Controversial insecticides linked to wild bee declines

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 8:21am

Evidence against neonicotinoid chemicals mounts ahead of EU review.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20446

Artificial black hole creates its own version of Hawking radiation

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 8:21am

Result could be closest thing yet to an observation of the bizarre phenomenon.

Nature 536 258 doi: 10.1038/536258a

Scientists probe lightning hotspot to predict future strikes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:21am

Forecasters hope to predict strikes months or even years in advance.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20344

Spiking genomic databases with misinformation could protect patient privacy

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:21am

Technique that adds noise to genetic data would enable much faster access to large data sets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20407

UK government gives Brexit science funding guarantee

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:21pm

Researchers will not lose out on existing EU grants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20434

One-man band: the solo physicist who models black holes in sound

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:21pm

Working alone, Jeff Steinhauer has created a sonic analogue of Hawking radiation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20437

Morphing neutrinos provide clue to antimatter mystery

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:21pm

Excitement rises over chance of new physics from particle-du-jour.

Nature 536 261 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20405

Why the US decision to expand marijuana supply for research matters

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:21am

Policy change could accelerate development of treatments derived from the drug.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20410

Polio eradication faces setback as Nigeria records first cases in two years

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:21am

Health officials launch emergency immunization campaign.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20416

Chemists to get their own preprint server

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:21am

World’s largest scientific society plans to introduce ChemRxiv for a traditionally reluctant discipline.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20409

Near-blind shark is world’s longest-lived vertebrate

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:21am

Greenland shark found to be at least 272 years old.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20406

Nobel laureate’s death highlights struggles at Egyptian science hub

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:21am

Cash-strapped Zewail City of Science and Technology is the legacy of Arab chemist Ahmed Zewail.

Nature 536 260 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20408

The week in science: 5–11 August 2016

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:21am

Iranian nuclear scientist executed; Turkey suspends research-agency staff; and private company granted permission to go to the Moon.

Nature 536 130 doi: 10.1038/536130a

Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:21pm

Life came to ice-free Canadian corridor too late to sustain migrations of Clovis and pre-Clovis people.

Nature 536 138 doi: 10.1038/536138a

The bandwidth bottleneck that is throttling the Internet

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:21am

Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.

Nature 536 139 doi: 10.1038/536139a

Steer driverless cars towards full automation

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:21am

For cars to be safe, full control must be allocated to the driver — be it human or computer, argues John Baruch.

Nature 536 127 doi: 10.1038/536127a

Glider aims to break world record — and boost climate science

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:21pm

Perlan mission will surf stratospheric waves and conduct atmospheric research.

Nature 536 134 doi: 10.1038/536134a