Genetic and archaeological evidence points to pre-agricultural residents of the 'roof of the world'.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21255
Leaving the European Union is not yet a done deal, and UK researchers must look past a pay-off and take a stand, says Colin Macilwain.
Nature 541 6 doi: 10.1038/541006a
The week in science.
Nature 541 7 doi: 10.1038/541007a
Researchers brave polar bears, mosquitoes and gull attacks in the Canadian Arctic to investigate an alarming die off
Nature 541 16 doi: 10.1038/541016a
Agency plans to launch a mission to visit the Trojan asteroids in 2021, and one to the metallic asteroid Psyche in 2023.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21234
Repeating bursts come from a faint, distant dwarf galaxy.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21235
Updated version of DeepMind's AlphaGo program behind mystery online competitor.
Nature 541 142 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21253
House Republicans conclude that tissue from aborted fetuses is of limited value for research and seek to reduce funding.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21254
Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines.
Nature 541 9 doi: 10.1038/541009a
Tool to divide water masses into precise categories can help in conservation planning.
Nature 541 10 doi: 10.1038/541010a
Young scientists angry at budget cuts say they have been denied permanent jobs.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21242
Libraries pursue alternative delivery routes after licence negotiations break down.
Nature 541 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21223
Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover.
Nature 541 14 doi: 10.1038/541014a
Revelation from drug firm Bial prompts criticism from pharmacologists.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21190
The racket that Egyptian fruit bats make when jammed next to each other contains information about food, sleeping arrangements and mating attempts.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21215
Small study suggests long-sought biological marker for brain injuries.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21227
The week in science: 16–22 December 2016.
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Shift in focus comes in response to a changing world order and the threat of terrorism.
Nature 540 491 doi: 10.1038/540491a
Freeze on genetic technology would have been a disaster, say scientists, but activists plan to renew the fight.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21216
Political compromise settles immigration row that could have severed Swiss–EU research agreements.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21225