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French plan to create €5-billion science ‘super-campus’ in disarray

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:21pm

Proposal to create integrated research university near Paris stymied by elite institutions’ fears of losing autonomy.

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NIH grant limits rile biomedical research community

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:21pm

Scientists are split over whether limiting grant support to individuals will help young researchers or hurt collaboration.

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Cell maps reveal fresh details on how the immune system fights cancer

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:21pm

Immune cells that encompass and invade tumours could dictate the success or failure of therapy.

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Human noise in US parks threatens wildlife

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:21pm

Sounds of traffic and industry invade over half of protected areas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21933

Arctic drilling, controversial reforms and new views of Saturn

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:21am

The week in science: 28 April–4 May 2017

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Dreams of the Stone Age dated for first time in southern Africa

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:21am

Ancient rock art research could piece together how the peoples who lived in the region some 5,700 years ago interacted.

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Europe’s billion-euro quantum project takes shape

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:21am

Scientists offer more detail on flagship programme to harness quantum effects in devices.

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The shock tactics set to shake up immunology

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:21am

An experimental procedure is exposing the links between the nervous and immune systems. Could it be the start of a revolution?

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NIH to limit the amount of grant money a scientist can receive

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 5:21pm

US agency creates point system to address imbalance in distribution of research funds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21930

No researcher is too junior to fix science

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:21am

If young scientists plan to advance their careers before setting the system right, nothing will change, warns John Tregoning.

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Researchers frustrated by Italian misconduct probe

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:21am

Alfredo Fusco denies claims that his research lab hired a photo studio to manipulate images.

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Party drug’s power to fight depression puzzles scientists​

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 9:21am

Ketamine can ease depression in hours, but researchers might have misjudged how it works.

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Controversial microplastics study to be retracted

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:21am

Authors of high-profile paper strongly criticized by Swedish ethics panel.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21929

Science wins reprieve in US budget deal

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 2:21pm

Congress gives National Institutes of Health a big boost and avoids cuts to research agencies sought by Trump.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21835

Huge Arctic report ups estimates of sea-level rise

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:21am

Report prompts warnings that the polar region is 'unravelling'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21911

Golden neurons, river piracy and bright nights

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:21pm

April’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21912

Psychedelic compound in ecstasy moves closer to approval to treat PTSD

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:21am

A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21917

Controversial UK research reform crosses finish line

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:21pm

Snap general election triggers compromises in legislation overhauling how Britain’s science is funded.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21919

Ancient-human genomes plucked from cave dirt

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:21pm

For the first time, researchers have identified DNA of human relatives without the need to find their bones, opening new window into the past.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21910

March for Science, climate engineering and China's space station

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 9:21am

The week in science: 21–27 April 2017

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