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Seven days: 20–26 March 2015

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:21am

The week in science: Pitcairn islands to gain massive marine reserve; US sets rules on fracking; and the head of Japan’s RIKEN Institute quits.

Nature 519 394 doi: 10.1038/519394a

An inside look at the first pig biobank

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:21am

Nature watches a porcine autopsy that will help create a powerful animal model of diabetes.

Nature 519 397 doi: 10.1038/519397a

Graphene sandwich makes new form of ice

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:21am

Unusual square structure suggests how flattened water can zip through tight channels.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17175

Biotech boot camp

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:21am

US funding agencies are turning to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to focus fledgling biomedical companies on success — even when that means making a scientific course correction.

Nature 519 402 doi: 10.1038/519402a

'Beautiful mind' John Nash adds Abel Prize to his Nobel

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:21am

Mathematician made famous by Hollywood will share US$765,000 award with Louis Nirenberg for work in the field of geometric analysis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17179

CERN battles short circuit behind LHC delay

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:21am

Team will attempt to remove small metal debris left over from upgrade work, without opening massive magnet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17186

Intelligent robots must uphold human rights

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:21pm

The common fear is that intelligent machines will turn against humans. But who will save the robots from each other, and from us, asks Hutan Ashrafian.

Nature 519 391 doi: 10.1038/519391a

Climate modellers take tropical approach

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:21pm

Ten-year US-led project seeks to plug gaps in global-warming simulations.

Nature 519 398 doi: 10.1038/519398a

US health agency blasted over lab safety violations

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:21pm

An independent committee concludes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is “on the way to losing credibility” as a result of safety lapses.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17176

Hints of huge buried impact craters reported in Australia

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:21pm

Controversial idea suggests traces of a meteorite blast may exist kilometres below the surface.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17177

Biotech boot camp

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:21am

US funding agencies are turning to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to focus fledgling biomedical companies on success — even when that means making a scientific course correction.

Nature 519 402 doi: 10.1038/519402a

President of Japan's RIKEN research labs resigns

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:21pm

Ryoji Noyori's 12-year tenure saw the discovery of an element and a stem-cell scandal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17180

Widely used herbicide linked to cancer

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:21pm

As the World Health Organization's research arm declares glyphosate a probable carcinogen, Nature looks at the evidence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17181

Bumblebee study called into question

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:21pm

Data reanalysis casts doubt on UK government stance on neonicotinoid pesticides.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17201

US government seeks sites for nuclear-waste storage

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:21am

Department of Energy pursues interim plan for commercial fuel, and permanent location for defence waste.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17183

Extreme cryptography paves way to personalized medicine

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:21am

Encrypted analysis of data in the cloud would allow secure access to sensitive information.

Nature 519 400 doi: 10.1038/519400a

Europe's research commissioner lays out his ambitions

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:21am

Carlos Moedas on European funding models, diplomacy and scientific advice.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17165

Ukraine joins flagship European research programme

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:21pm

Horizon 2020 agreement is part of a European Union effort to strengthen ties between Ukraine and the West.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17164

China and Europe pore over proposals for joint space mission

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:21am

Contenders for 2021 launch include telescope exploring ‘Dark Ages’ of the Universe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17133

Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:21am

Ebola vaccines have little in the way of commercial markets, so the risks should be shared between governments and industry, says Seth Berkley.

Nature 519 263 doi: 10.1038/519263a