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Mining threatens Chinese fossil site that revealed planet's earliest animals

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:21pm

Protests sparked by the destruction of three key fossil-hunting areas result in a temporary halt of phosphate mining.

Nature 544 403 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21869

Fake-drug crackdown, tackling misconduct and Europa’s plumes

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:21am

The week in science: 14–20 April 2017.

Nature 544 274 doi: 10.1038/544274a

Drivers gear up for world’s first nanocar race

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:21pm

Chemists will navigate molecular wagons along a tiny golden track.

Nature 544 278 doi: 10.1038/544278a

DNA's secret weapon against knots and tangles

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 2:21pm

A simple process seems to explain how massive genomes stay organized. But no one can agree on what powers it.

Nature 544 284 doi: 10.1038/544284a

Young human blood makes old mice smarter

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:21pm

Mice treated with a protein from umbilical cord plasma improved their performance on memory tests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21848

Physicists excited by latest LHC anomaly

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:21pm

A series of odd findings have theorists hoping for new particles.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21865

Doom and gloom won't save the world

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:21am

The best way to encourage conservation is to share our success stories, not to write obituaries for the planet, says Nancy Knowlton.

Nature 544 271 doi: 10.1038/544271a

French-election fears unite scientists in defence of liberal democracy

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:21am

Threat of a far-right president galvanizes researchers to put politics first.

Nature 544 277 doi: 10.1038/544277a

Republican scientists negotiate the Trump era

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm

Conservative academics face a growing tension between their politics and the liberal atmosphere on many US campuses.

Nature 544 280 doi: 10.1038/544280a

Global coalition chips away at neglected tropical diseases

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:21am

Partnerships see some success in eliminating illnesses, but challenges, such as access to treatments, remain.

Nature 544 281 doi: 10.1038/544281a

How the March for Science splits researchers

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:21am

Nature asked members of the scientific community whether or not they plan to march on 22 April — and why.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21847

Social scientists tell Congress: 'Don't cut our funding'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:21am

Linguists, anthropologists and political scientists take to Capitol Hill to defend their research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21801

Teaching load could put female scientists at career disadvantage

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:21pm

Male scientists in the United Kingdom report teaching less than their female counterparts, while women and minorities tend to feel disadvantaged in their careers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21839

Hungary's protests, coral bleaching and a neutrino anomaly

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:21pm

The week in science: 7–13 April 2017.

Nature 544 142 doi: 10.1038/544142a

Immigration crackdowns damage health — even for unborn children

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:21pm

The lasting effects of stress and fear of deportation are beginning to emerge.

Nature 544 148 doi: 10.1038/544148a

Saturn spacecraft begins science swan-song

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:21am

NASA’s Cassini probe will go where no spacecraft has gone before — between a planet and its rings.

Nature 544 149 doi: 10.1038/544149a

Antarctica’s sleeping ice giant could wake soon

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:21pm

The massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet looks stable from above — but it’s a dangerously different story below.

Nature 544 152 doi: 10.1038/544152a

How lizards get their spots

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:21pm

Each scale on an ocellated lizard coordinates its colour with its neighbours.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21817

Unravelling why shoelace knots fail

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:21pm

A better understanding of this pedestrian problem could lead to improved surgeons’ knots and fibres.

Nature 544 279 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21815

Miniature liver on a chip could boost US food safety

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 9:21am

The goal is to compare these engineered organs to animal models, with an eye towards replacing animal testing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21818