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US child-health study rises from ashes of high-profile failure

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:21am

The government’s cancelled National Children’s Study has a successor that may sidestep earlier challenges.

Nature 542 149 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21367

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists’ ire

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:21am

Archaeologists worry that a museum exhibition will encourage exploitation of priceless historical sites.

Nature 542 150 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21429

Israel edges out South Korea for top spot in research investment

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:21pm

Two countries vie to invest more of their economy into research than anyone else.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21443

How plants evolved into carnivores

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 8:21am

Distantly related plants acquired their ability to eat meat through similar genetic changes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21425

Hawaii seeks to ban 'reef-unfriendly' sunscreen

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:21pm

A proposed Hawaiian bill aims to stop the sale of lotions containing certain UV-filters, but their effects on coral are disputed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21332

US government takes animal-welfare data offline

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:21pm

The US Department of Agriculture will no longer make lab inspection results and violations publicly available, citing privacy concerns.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21428

Cosmic test backs 'quantum spookiness'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:21pm

Physicists harness starlight to support the case for entanglement.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21401

Deadly new wheat disease threatens Europe’s crops

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:21am

Researchers caution that stem rust may have returned to world’s largest wheat-producing region.

Nature 542 145 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21424

The developing world needs more than numbers

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 8:21am

Policymakers should read the contents of published papers and not just count them, says Dyna Rochmyaningsih.

Nature 542 7 doi: 10.1038/542007a

US turmoil, oil pipelines and a treason arrest

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:21am

The week in science: 27 January–2 February 2017.

Nature 542 10 doi: 10.1038/542010a

Astronomers explore uses for AI-generated images

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:21am

Neural networks produce pictures to train image-recognition programs and scientific software.

Nature 542 16 doi: 10.1038/542016a

Race to provide commercial weather data heats up

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:21am

A movement to privatize Earth-observing satellites is gaining ground.

Nature 542 18 doi: 10.1038/542018a

What it would take to reach the stars

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:21pm

A wild plan is taking shape to visit the nearest planet outside our Solar System. Here’s how we could get to Proxima b.

Nature 542 20 doi: 10.1038/542020a

Science and the US Supreme Court: The cases to watch in 2017

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:21am

Drug patents and environmental regulations feature in upcoming court cases as Trump nominates a justice.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21419

Trump immigration ban upends international work on disease

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:21am

The ensuing damage to scientific collaborations puts the United States at risk, researchers say.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21420

Physicists propose football-pitch-sized quantum computer

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:21am

Blueprint outlines ambitious scheme to solve uncrackable problems using existing technology.

Nature 542 151 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21423

Gene drives thwarted by emergence of resistant organisms

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:21am

Until this obstacle is overcome, the technology is unlikely to succeed in the wild.

Nature 542 15 doi: 10.1038/542015a

How heat from the Sun can keep us all cool

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:21am

As demand for air conditioning climbs, some see a solution in the very thing that makes us sweat: the Sun.

Nature 542 23 doi: 10.1038/542023a

Obama science adviser: Trump immigration ban ‘an abomination’

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:21pm

John Holdren worries that immigration restrictions could harm researchers’ ability to collaborate across borders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21400

Meet the scientists affected by Trump’s immigration ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:21am

Order barring citizens of seven countries from entering the United States has left many confused and afraid.

Nature 542 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21389