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Cruising sharks, fiery dragons and invisible dust

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 5:21am

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20347

Scientists track badger-cow encounters to understand cattle TB

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 7:21pm

Economically costly disease is mainly passed through infected pastures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20378

Monumental proof to torment mathematicians for years to come

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:21pm

Conference on Shinichi Mochizuki’s work inspires cautious optimism.

Nature 536 14 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20342

Antibiotics funding splurge gets mixed reception

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:21pm

Multimillion dollar initiative prioritizes drug development over discovery of new molecules.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20341

Major review calls time on 'gaming' in UK research assessment

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 1:21pm

Report tries to curb bad behaviours incentivized by academic audit system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20343

Resilient British science will withstand Brexit

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:21am

UK scientists have had to fight to stay international before, and they must not stop now, says Ehsan Masood.

Nature 535 467 doi: 10.1038/535467a

The week in science: 22–28 July 2016

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:21am

Solar-powered plane completes round-the-world trip; 2016 on track to become hottest year; and Mexico tries to save endangered porpoise.

Nature 535 470 doi: 10.1038/535470a

Planet hunters seek new ways to detect alien life

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 9:21am

Astrobiologists debate which chemical signatures would hint at life on other worlds.

Nature 535 474 doi: 10.1038/535474a

Chinese satellite is one giant step for the quantum internet

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 7:21am

Craft due to launch in August is first in a wave of planned quantum space experiments.

Nature 535 478 doi: 10.1038/535478a

180,000 forgotten photos reveal the future of Greenland’s ice

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 4:21am

To tell whether the island’s glacial cap will melt away any time soon, researchers are poring over old pictures and drawings for clues to its past behaviour.

Nature 535 480 doi: 10.1038/535480a

The fiery birth of Earth's largest ocean exposed

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:21am

A volatile arrangement of tectonic plates millions of years ago gave us the Pacific.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20334

The nose knows how to kill MRSA

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:21am

Bacteria from the human body produce an antibiotic that seems to kill resistant bacteria.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20339

Trump vs Clinton: worlds apart on science

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 1:21pm

Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem-cell research.

Nature 535 473 doi: 10.1038/535473a

Europe’s premier funding agency measures its impact

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:21pm

European Research Council embarks on an unusual evaluation that could inspire others.

Nature 535 477 doi: 10.1038/535477a

Tapping genetics for better beer

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 1:21pm

A Belgian lab aims to turn the brewing world on its head with new strains of yeast.

Nature 535 484 doi: 10.1038/535484a

Brexit looms large over EU climate agenda

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:21pm

Britain’s leave vote confuses EU emissions pledges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20322

The Milky Way’s dark twin revealed

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:21am

An almost invisible galaxy weighs as much as our own.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20333

Philae comet lander goes quiet for good

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:21pm

European Space Agency switches off radio communications with popular space probe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20338

Global rate of new HIV infections hasn't fallen in a decade

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:21am

Number has plateaued at around 2.5 million each year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20305

Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 7:21am

Puzzling distribution of cases suggests Zika is not the only factor in reported microcephaly surge.

Nature 535 475 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20309