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India’s budget keeps dream of genomics hub alive

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 6:21am

Biotechnology agency wants to upgrade capabilities to kick-start economic growth.

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CRISPR-like ‘immune’ system discovered in giant virus

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 2:21pm

Mimivirus defence system might lead to new genome-editing tools

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19462

Women under-represented in world’s science academies

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 8:21am

Fewer than half of academies have policies in place to boost gender equality in membership.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19465

Nature's news quiz: gravitational waves, gene-editing, and animals on a treadmill

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 1:21pm

Have you been paying attention to February's science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19476

Confusion reigns as UK scientists face government ‘gagging’ clause

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 1:21pm

No clarity on whether anti-lobbying rule will apply to university funding and science grants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19454

Role of chaos in deep ocean turned upside down

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:21pm

Reversal could change timeline of heat and carbon storage in the seas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19455

Global biodiversity report warns pollinators are under threat

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:21am

First assessment from intergovernmental body set up to track world's ecosystems suggests curbing pesticide use to save bees.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19456

US lawmakers expand probe of climate study

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 8:21am

House of Representatives committee expands investigation of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analysis that refuted global-warming 'hiatus'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19463

Ebola survivor’s blood holds promise of new treatment

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 7:21am

Antibody from man who survived infection from 1995 outbreak shows potent effect against deadly virus.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19440

Fight brews over promising genetic-sequencing technology

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:21am

Market leader Illumina sues rival firm Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19451

Successful test drive for space-based gravitational-wave detector

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 1:21pm

Mission paves the way for planned €1-billion space observatory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19452

Researchers claim to have made artificial mouse sperm in a dish

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:21pm

But some scientists are not convinced by the report.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19453

The week in science: 19–25 February 2016

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:21am

Anger over ExxonMobil’s climate misinformation; LIGO-India gets the go-ahead; and Italy gets a new research chief.

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Polish scientists protest over plan to log in Białowieża Forest

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:21am

Researchers suspect motives for a planned increase in felling are commercial, but forest administration cites pest control.

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Future generations

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:21pm

A special issue examines whether researchers today consider the world of tomorrow — and why they should.

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Landmark experiment confirms ocean acidification’s toll on Great Barrier Reef

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:21pm

Rising carbon dioxide emissions have significantly reduced coral-reef growth rate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19410

A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:21pm

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.

Nature 530 398 doi: 10.1038/530398a

Mysterious radio burst pinpointed in distant galaxy

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21pm

For the first time, astronomers have traced an enigmatic blast of radio waves to its source.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19441

Global warming ‘hiatus’ debate flares up again

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21pm

Researchers now argue that slowdown in warming was real.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19414

Synthetic biology’s first malaria drug meets market resistance

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:21am

Commercial use of genetically engineered yeast to make medicine has modest impact.

Nature 530 389 doi: 10.1038/530390a