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Strange seaweed rewrites history of green plants

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 6:21am

Ancient alga developed large size and complex structure independently of other plants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19863

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Many publications did not reapply after leading directory tightened its quality criteria.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19871

NASA jet gets a sniff of pollution over South Korea

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Nature rides along on an international research mission to sample South Korean air quality.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19875

Transparent film smoothes sagging skin back into shape

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Silicone polymer mimics youthful elasticity of skin.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19876

France’s research minister lays out his priorities

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:21am

Thierry Mandon on cutting red tape, French researchers’ self-effacement and shaking up social science.

Nature 533 157 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19868

Intricate animal and flower tattoos found on Egyptian mummy

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:21am

Scholars excited by depiction of actual objects on the body of a 3,000-year-old woman.

Nature 533 155 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19864

Human embryos grown in lab for longer than ever before

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Embryos cultured for up to 13 days after fertilization open a window into early development.

Nature 533 15 doi: 10.1038/533015a

The week in science: 29 April–5 May 2016

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:21pm

New Mars missions shape up; Nobel laureate passes away; and a marten stops the world’s biggest science experiment.

Nature 533 12 doi: 10.1038/533012a

US and China eye up European gravitational-wave mission

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Space-based detector draws interest, but regulatory hurdles might complicate a partnership.

Nature 533 19 doi: 10.1038/533019a

Can artificial intelligence create the next wonder material?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:21am

Some researchers believe that machine-learning techniques can revolutionize how materials science is done.

Nature 533 22 doi: 10.1038/533022a

How club drug ketamine fights depression

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 6:21am

Breakdown product of drug reduces signs of depression in mice without side effects.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19862

Computer gleans chemical insight from lab notebook failures

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 5:21am

Machine-learning approach mines unpublished 'dark' reactions that don't work, as well as ones that do.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19866

Set up a public registry of competing interests

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:21pm

The problem of bias in published research must be tackled in a consistent and comprehensive fashion, says Adam G. Dunn.

Nature 533 9 doi: 10.1038/533009a

Stem-cell plan aims to bring rhino back from brink of extinction

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:21am

Ambitious effort depends on transformation of rhino tissue into sperm and egg cells.

Nature 533 20 doi: 10.1038/533020a

Nine years of censorship

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:21am

Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricted communications.

Nature 533 26 doi: 10.1038/533026a

UK graphene inquiry reveals commercial struggles

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:21pm

Concerns about the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute reflect a broader decline in industrial research and development.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19840

Citizen scientists aid Ecuador earthquake relief

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Effort to identify damaged areas combines crowdsourcing with machine-learning algorithms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19861

Cattle drug threatens thousands of vultures

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21pm

Modelling study paints bleak picture for Europe’s bird populations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19839

Software error doomed Japanese Hitomi spacecraft

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:21am

Space agency declares the astronomy satellite a loss.

Nature 533 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19835

The week in science: 22–28 April 2016

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 6:21am

Paris climate deal signed; NIH clinical trials suspended; and duplicated images found in hundreds of biology papers.

Nature 532 418 doi: 10.1038/532418a