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Watch out for cheats in citation game

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:21am

The focus on impact of published research has created new opportunities for misconduct and fraudsters, says Mario Biagioli.

Nature 535 201 doi: 10.1038/535201a

Mobile-phone expansion could disrupt key weather satellites

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 9:21am

The US government is considering a plan to allow wireless firms to share radio frequencies used in weather forecasts.

Nature 535 208 doi: 10.1038/535208a

How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:21pm

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.

Nature 535 22 doi: 10.1038/535218a

‘Web of Science’ to be sold to private-equity firms

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:21am

Thomson Reuters divests intellectual-property and science division in US$3.55-billion deal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20255

Clouds get high on climate change

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 1:21pm

Changes in cloud patterns match predictions from climate simulations of a warming world.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20230

Global initiative seeks 1,000 new cancer models

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:21pm

The effort will use next-generation cell-culture methods and fresh patient samples. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20242

Beat it, impact factor! Publishing elite turns against controversial metric

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:21am

Senior staff at leading journals want to end inappropriate use of the measure.

Nature 535 210 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20224

Brexit watch: Scientists grapple with the fallout

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:21pm

Xenophobia and mobility fears among issues facing researchers two weeks on.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20226

Strange planet has triple sunsets and a super-long year

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

World in three-star system also experiences unusual seasons.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20204

Farmed fish drive sea change in global consumption

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

Giant UN report also reveals sustainability problem for wild-caught fish.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20223

The week in science: 1–7 July 2016

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

Chemist killed on Mexican university campus; Juno craft reaches Jupiter orbit; and Nobel laureates defend genetically modified organisms.

Nature 535 12 doi: 10.1038/535012a

Obama’s top scientist talks shrinking budgets, Donald Trump, and his biggest regret

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:21pm

John Holdren tells Nature about the highs and lows of nearly eight years in the White House.

Nature 535 15 doi: 10.1038/535015a

Dead X-ray satellite reveals galaxy cluster surprise

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

A fortuitous observation by Japan's Hitomi probe shows the calm centre of the Perseus cluster.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20212

Wellcome Trust launches open-access publishing venture

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

The charity hopes other funders will follow a similar model.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20220

CubeSats set for deep space — if they can hitch a ride

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

Shoebox-sized craft face a wait to be propelled beyond Earth’s orbit.

Nature 535 19 doi: 10.1038/535019a

Back to the thesis

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

Late nights, typos, self-doubt and despair. Francis Collins, Sara Seager and Uta Frith dust off their theses, and reflect on what the PhD was like for them.

Nature 535 22 doi: 10.1038/535022a

What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:21pm

Doctoral courses are slowly being modernized. Now the thesis and viva need to catch up.

Nature 535 26 doi: 10.1038/535026a

Zika raises profile of more common birth-defect virus

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:21am

Cytomegalovirus is a much greater global problem than Zika.

Nature 535 17 doi: 10.1038/535017a

Find the time to discuss new bioweapons

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:21am

The Biological Weapons Convention needs to take the assessment of emerging scientific dangers more seriously, argues Malcolm Dando.

Nature 535 9 doi: 10.1038/535009a

Juno becomes first spacecraft to visit Jupiter in 21 years

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:21am

NASA mission will study the gas giant’s origin and evolution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20205