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Prestigious Karolinska Institute dismisses controversial trachea surgeon

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:21pm

Paolo Macchiarini says that he does not accept disciplinary-board findings.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19629

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:21pm

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Nature 531 428 doi: 10.1038/531428a

Set up a ‘self-retraction’ system for honest errors

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:21pm

Notices should make obvious whether a withdrawal of research is the result of misconduct or a genuine mistake, says Daniele Fanelli.

Nature 531 415 doi: 10.1038/531415a

Massive network of robotic ocean probes gets smart upgrade

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:21pm

Initiatives aim to measure global warming’s impact on high seas and deep currents.

Nature 531 421 doi: 10.1038/531421a

Scientists clash over lifespan of captive killer whales

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:21pm

Two conflicting studies are at centre of row.

Nature 531 426 doi: 10.1038/531426a

The secret lives of jellyfish

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:21am

Long regarded as minor players in ocean ecology, jellyfish are actually important parts of the marine food web.

Nature 531 432 doi: 10.1038/531432a

Australian cryptologists concerned by restrictive exports law

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 9:21am

Other scientists also say the need to get a permit for applied ‘dual-use’ research may constrain academic freedom.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19611

Excluded, intimidated and harassed: LGBT physicists face discrimination

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 5:21am

Transgender people are the most affected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19614

Mobile-phone health apps deliver data bounty

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:21am

Smartphone programs allow researchers to recruit large numbers of participants and monitor them in real time.

Nature 531 422 doi: 10.1038/531422a

China’s carbon emissions could peak sooner than forecast

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:21am

Country's 13th Five-Year Plan advances a broad goal to phase down coal and expand renewable energy.

Nature 531 425 doi: 10.1038/531425a

Zika and birth defects: what we know and what we don’t

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 9:21am

Experts fear a major epidemic of Zika-linked birth defects, but can't yet be sure.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19596

Biological specimen troves threatened by funding pause

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 1:21pm

Decision by US National Science Foundation could hamper research on conservation biology, climate change and invasive species.

Nature 531 561 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19599

Transgenic zebrafish forms technicolour 'skinbow'

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 1:21pm

Fluorescent proteins used to track individual skin cells in real time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19615

What China’s latest five-year plan means for science

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 2:21pm

Oceanography, brain science and stem cells among research fields that look set to grow.

Nature 531 524 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19590

South Korea trumpets $860-million AI fund after AlphaGo 'shock'

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 2:21pm

Historic win by Google DeepMind's Go-playing program has South Korean government playing catch-up on artificial intelligence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19595

Weird and wonderful Pluto spills its secrets

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 9:21am

Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission begin to reveal the stories behind the dwarf planet's complex geology.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19585

Hints of new LHC particle get slightly stronger

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 6:21am

One fresh analysis keeps alive physicists’ hope for a breakthrough, but another is disappointing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19589

The week in science: 11–17 March 2016

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:21am

Tilikum has incurable lung disease; UK scientists want to stay in the EU; and WHO holds emergency mosquito-control meeting.

Nature 531 280 doi: 10.1038/531280a

The elephant in the room we can’t ignore

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:21am

If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in Western democracy, scientists would need to look at their part in its downfall, says Colin Macilwain.

Nature 531 277 doi: 10.1038/531277a

The red-hot debate about transmissible Alzheimer's

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 9:21am

A controversial study has suggested that the neurodegenerative disease might be transferred from one person to another. Now scientists are racing to find out whether that is true.

Nature 531 294 doi: 10.1038/531294a