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Why humans develop sex cells as embryos — but corals don't

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 6:21am

Drive to preserve mitochondrial quality might explain why organisms develop sex cells at different stages of development.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21218

Nature’s 10

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 9:21am

Ten people who mattered this year.

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Boost your career prospects in 2017

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:21am

Looking for a new challenge in the new year? Find sage advice and practical tips in this collection of careers content.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21187

Ephemeral antimatter atoms pinned down in milestone laser test

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:21am

Ability to do spectroscopy on antihydrogen may provide new test of fundamental physics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21193

US drug approvals plummet in 2016

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:21am

Data highlight a slow year for the US Food and Drug Administration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21192

Nature's 2016 news quiz: Nobel bakery, gravitational waves and a daring rescue mission

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 9:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news this year?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21206

2016 in news: The science events that shaped the year

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 1:21pm

Climate accords, controversial assisted reproduction and the CRISPR patent battle are among the year's top stories.

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2016 in pictures: The best science images of the year

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

Includes storms from space, southern stars and a striking cell.

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Best features of 2016

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 9:21am

A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21162

Satellite system tracks glaciers' flow in real time

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 5:21am

NASA-funded project monitors ice across the planet as the world warms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21165

Top multimedia picks of 2016

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 3:21pm

From artificial intelligence to ancient shipwrecks, via brain mapping and Donald Trump: it's our multimedia editors' top picks of 2016.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21184

Books & Arts of 2016

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 1:21pm

The top picks from Nature ’s coverage of science and culture.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21185

Pitch-aware marmosets provide new model for human hearing

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 8:21am

The animals are giving scientists a glimpse into the pattern of neurons responsible for communication.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21140

Solar System’s biggest asteroid is an ancient ocean world

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 8:21am

NASA spacecraft finds that Ceres is full of water.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21166

NASA science chief: ‘I have no worries about the resilience of this country’

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 8:21am

Thomas Zurbuchen on the agency’s Earth-science programmes and the transition to a new president.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21180

Comment pieces of 2016

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 6:21am

Our editors' pick of this year’s influential expert opinions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21181

Historic decision allows UK researchers to trial ‘three person’ babies

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 12:21pm

Fertility regulator says mitochondrial-replacement therapy can be trialled — but only in some cases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21182

Europe's Galileo satellites herald new era for Earth science

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:21am

Third global fleet will soon be joined by Asian counterparts, setting the atmosphere abuzz with scientifically-useful radio-wave signals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21183

Trump nominations, Brexit impact and space icon dies

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:21am

The week in science: 9–15 December 2016.

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Tech giants open virtual worlds to bevy of AI programs

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 6:21am

Artificial-intelligence algorithms can learn a lot from playing immersive 3D video games.

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