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Turkish academic purge, endangered gorilla and a stargazing spectacular

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 8:21am

The week in science: 2–8 September 2016

Nature 537 142 doi: 10.1038/537142a

Mars contamination fear could divert Curiosity rover

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 7:21am

NASA must avoid spreading Earth microbes to suspected water in hillside streaks.

Nature 537 145 doi: 10.1038/537145a

Boom in unproven cell therapies intensifies regulatory debate

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 5:21am

Controversial US guidelines attempt to rein in rogue stem-cell clinics.

Nature 537 148 doi: 10.1038/537148a

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:21am

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.

Nature 537 152 doi: 10.1038/537152a

Cancer experts unveil wishlist for US government ‘moonshot’

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:51am

From immunotherapies to diagnostics, an expert panel outlines research goals for broad initiative.

Nature 537 288 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20535

The debate over GM crops is making history

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:21am

An archive of material from all sides of the UK genetic-modification controversy is up and running and welcomes contributions, says Vivian Moses.

Nature 537 139 doi: 10.1038/537139a

US science agencies face budget limbo

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 8:21am

Likelihood of stopgap spending measure grows.

Nature 537 149 doi: 10.1038/537149a

The new breed of cutting-edge catalysts

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:21am

Advances in catalyst research could create a superhighway to clean energy sources and a more-sustainable chemical industry.

Nature 537 156 doi: 10.1038/537156a

Turkey sacks thousands of university staff

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 2:21pm

Academics complain that reaction to failed coup is hurting science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20550

Photos reveal location of lost comet lander Philae

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:21pm

Pinpointing lander’s cold resting place on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko will be a boon to researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20536

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft blazes trail for asteroid miners

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:21am

Retrieval of a space-rock sample would be proof of concept for mining metals and water.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20486

Wanted: UK science czar. Generous compensation. Not for the faint-hearted.

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:21am

The top job in UK research is up for grabs, so who might apply?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20531

Culture of silence and nonchalance protected disgraced trachea surgeon (updated)

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:21am

Two independent reports find scientific and medical inadequacies — and an uncritical environment surrounding Paolo Macchiarini.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20533

Giant ice volcano spotted on dwarf planet Ceres

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:21pm

Images from Dawn spacecraft reveal signs of complex geology that created the dome-shaped Ahuna Mons.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20526

London super-lab opens under cloud of Brexit

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:21pm

Research begins at the unabashedly international Francis Crick Institute.

Nature 537 147 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20530

Roger Tsien’s legacy: The creations that lit up biology

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:21pm

Chemist who died on 24 August did pioneering work with green fluorescent protein.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20532

Preserve personal freedom in networked societies

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:21am

Broad anti-discrimination laws and practices could compensate for failing data protection and technology-linked loss of privacy, says Christoph Bock.

Nature 537 9 doi: 10.1038/537009a

China’s Mars plans, leprosy vaccine and self-driving taxis

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:21am

The week in science: 26 August–1 September 2016.

Nature 537 12 doi: 10.1038/537012a

How DNA could store all the world’s data

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:21am

Modern archiving technology cannot keep up with the growing tsunami of bits. But nature may hold an answer to that problem already.

Nature 537 22 doi: 10.1038/537022a

Most cities too hot to host 2088 summer Olympics

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:21am

Marathon used as benchmark to judge safety of possible future host cities.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20503