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Indigenous peoples must benefit from science

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:21pm

To drive sustainable development, Dyna Rochmyaningsih argues, science must empower rural communities — not just serve industry and governments.

Nature 526 477 doi: 10.1038/526477a

Neutrino study made key priority for US nuclear physics

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:21am

Wish list also includes new particle collider.

Nature 526 485 doi: 10.1038/526485a

Nature's news quiz: Naked mole rats, quantum spookiness, and ancient fisticuffs

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18635

Russian secret service to vet research papers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:21am

Moscow biology department among the first to require that all manuscripts comply with law on state secrets.

Nature 526 486 doi: 10.1038/526486a

Hunting the Godzilla El Niño

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:21am

As a massive El Niño warming builds in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, researchers hope to make the most of their chance to study this havoc-wreaking phenomenon.

Nature 526 490 doi: 10.1038/526490a

Poo turns naked mole rats into better babysitters

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:21am

Oestrogen in queen mole rat’s faeces drives subordinates to care for her pups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18606

Canadian election brings hope for science

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:21pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative party is ousted by the Liberals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18607

CRISPR tweak may help gene-edited crops bypass biosafety regulation

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:21pm

Technique deletes plant genes without adding foreign DNA.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18590

Nature's news quiz: Sleep patterns, Ebola and redefining the kilogram

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18588

What first case of sexually transmitted Ebola means for public health

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:21am

The risk of transmission is low, but could become a focus once West Africa is declared Ebola-free.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18584

Pluto’s geology is unlike any other

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 9:21am

First published findings from NASA’s New Horizons mission lay out the dwarf planet’s wildly varying terrain.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18572

Vast cosmic voids merge like soap bubbles

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 9:21am

The gaps between the Universe’s filaments of dark matter and galaxies are far from static.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18583

Consider all the evidence on alternative therapies

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 7:21am

Investigate and incorporate the mechanisms of complementary medicine instead of rejecting it outright, says Jo Marchant.

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The week in science: 9–15 October 2015

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 6:21am

Heart-drug trial is stopped; killer whale breeding is banned; and gene patent gets overturned.

Nature 526 298 doi: 10.1038/526298a

Kilogram conflict resolved at last

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:21am

After a fraught few years, experiments to redefine the unit have reached agreement.

Nature 526 305 doi: 10.1038/526305a

Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:21pm

Two companies expand their extraction plants and line up customers.

Nature 526 306 doi: 10.1038/526306a

The tantalizing links between gut microbes and the brain

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:21pm

Neuroscientists are probing the idea that intestinal microbiota might influence brain development and behaviour.

Nature 526 312 doi: 10.1038/526312a

Berkeley sexual harassment case sparks outrage

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:21am

Astronomy community reacts to university investigation that finds exoplanet hunter Geoffrey Marcy violated sexual-harassment policy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18554

Surprise ‘mystery’ neurons found in male worms

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:21am

Neuroscientists shocked by addition to the nematode's exhaustively catalogued nervous system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18558

Teeth from China reveal early human trek out of Africa

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:21am

"Stunning" find shows that Homo sapiens reached Asia around 100,000 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18566