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Bacteria bonanza found in remote Amazon village

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:21am

Genes for antibiotic resistance among those found in most-diverse human microbiome.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17348

Germany's researchers welcome €5-billion funding boost

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:21am

Deal would extend Excellence Initiative for another 10 years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17353

US societies push back against NIH reproducibility guidelines

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:21am

'Premature' rules for preclinical research need more flexibility and greater community involvement, say scientific society leaders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17354

Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:21am

Alan Rusbridger wants researchers to help convince powerful philanthropic organizations to set an example and stop propelling carbon emissions.

Nature 520 265 doi: 10.1038/520265a

Seven days: 10–16 April 2015

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:21pm

The week in science: Protests delay telescope construction, Brazil approves GM eucalyptus; and African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention takes shape.

Nature 520 268 doi: 10.1038/520268a

UK funders demand strong statistics for animal studies

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:21pm

Move addresses concerns that some experiments are not using enough animals.

Nature 520 271 doi: 10.1038/520271a

The printed organs coming to a body near you

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:21am

From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.

Nature 520 273 doi: 10.1038/520273a

Cancer: The Ras renaissance

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:21am

Thirty years of pursuit have failed to yield a drug to take on one of the deadliest families of cancer-causing proteins. Now some researchers are taking another shot.

Nature 520 278 doi: 10.1038/520278a

Genomes carry a heavy burden

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:21pm

Most people's DNA contains genetic mutations that are potentially lethal to offspring.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17304

Biography of a space telescope: Voices of Hubble

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:21pm

As the venerable space telescope turns 25 this month, key scientists and engineers recount the highs and lows of its stellar career.

Nature 520 282 doi: 10.1038/520282a

Highlights of Hubble

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:21pm

Scientists tell Nature Video about their favourite moment with the space telescope.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17328

Cancer mutations often misidentified in the clinic

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:21pm

Examining normal tissue as well as tumours gives physicians a better shot at choosing effective therapies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17329

Biotech firm announces fast test to unmask imposter cell lines

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:21am

Genentech and Nature urge researchers to authenticate their cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17330

The wedding rings that went to Hubble

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:21pm

A personal token was sent to the space telescope to celebrate one astronomer’s contributions to its mission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17333

Top 10 Hubble images

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:21pm

As the famous telescope turns 25, scientists who worked on the project choose their favourite pictures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17345

Canadians baulk at reforms to health-research agency

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:21pm

Biomedical-funding revamp threatens to marginalize under-represented researchers.

Nature 520 272 doi: 10.1038/520272a

Iran nuclear deal raises hopes for science

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:21pm

Iranian physicists excited at prospects for a new physics lab and greater collaboration with the rest of the world.

Nature 520 274 doi: 10.1038/520274a

Rule rewrite aims to clean up scientific software

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:21am

Nature Biotechnology asks peer reviewers to check accessibility of code used in computational studies.

Nature 520 276 doi: 10.1038/520276a

Pollutants waft over the Himalayas

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:21pm

World’s highest mountain range is no barrier to smoke from south Asia’s cooking stoves and forest fires.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17312

California unveils 'precision-medicine' project

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:21pm

The $3-million state initiative will coordinate with a national effort to promote individualized patient treatment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17324