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Joining the European Union leads to less cross-border collaboration

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:21am

Brain drain from entering member states led to less-integrated research in countries of origin.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21825

Cutting collaborations will not put ‘America first’

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:21pm

Supporting scientists in the developing world is in the United States’ self-interest, argues Wasim Maziak.

Nature 544 139 doi: 10.1038/544139a

Muons’ big moment could fuel new physics

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:21am

Fermilab experiment to measure muon magnetic moment more precisely might reveal unknown virtual particles.

Nature 544 145 doi: 10.1038/544145a

Prehistoric Native Americans farmed macaws in 'feather factories'

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:21am

Birds were spiritual emblems in pueblos of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21803

Billion-dollar boost sought for Canadian science

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:21am

Highly anticipated independent review also calls for better oversight and coordination of government research spending.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21816

Last-ditch attempt to save world's most endangered porpoise gets go-ahead

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:21am

Funds approved for plan to round up last 30 vaquitas into protective 'sea pens'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21791

Mobile-phone signals bolster street-level rain forecasts

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:21am

Real-time analysis of wireless communications data could improve weather forecasts around the world.

Nature 544 146 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21799

Japanese scientists call for boycott of military research

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 1:21pm

Academics protest over government's 'dual use' research programme — which received a big funding boost.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21779

Giant virus discovery sparks debate over tree of life

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 3:21pm

The Klosneuviruses contradict the theory that viruses make up a distinct domain of life, but not everyone is convinced.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21798

Initiative aims to break science’s citation paywall

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 2:21pm

Publishers agree to release proprietary data on references in millions of papers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21800

23andMe given green light to sell DNA tests for 10 diseases

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 1:21pm

US Food and Drug Administration says firm can provide consumers with information on genetic risks.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21802

Brazilian budget woes, negative results and botany in the digital era

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:21am

The week in science: 31 March–6 April 2017.

Nature 544 10 doi: 10.1038/544010a

How the genomics revolution could finally help Africa

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 7:21am

New investments promise to get precision medicine and precision public health off the ground. But experts debate how much work needs to be done first.

Nature 544 20 doi: 10.1038/544020a

CRISPR studies muddy results of older gene research

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 5:21am

Scientists face tough decisions when the latest gene-editing findings don’t match up with the results of other techniques.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21763

Machine learning predicts the look of stem cells

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 3:21am

Website contains thousands of 3D stem cell images and could help with better understanding diseases like cancer.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21769

Label the limits of forensic science

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 5:21pm

This week marks a chance to curb the misuse of crime-scene evidence in US courts and spare innocent people from going to jail, says Robin Mejia.

Nature 544 7 doi: 10.1038/544007a

Compass protein attracts heap of criticism

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:21am

Debate grows over a molecule implicated in animal navigation.

Nature 544 16 doi: 10.1038/544016a

‘Young poo’ makes aged fish live longer

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:21am

The gut microbes of young killifish can extend the lifespans of older fish – hinting at the microbiome’s role in ageing.

Nature 544 147 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21770

Hunt for cancer 'tipping point' heats up

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:21pm

'Pre-cancer' genome atlas proposed to track tumours as they turn from benign to dangerous.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21759

Genetic details of controversial 'three-parent baby' revealed

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:21pm

But the child's parents have decided to forego long-term monitoring by researchers.

Nature 544 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21761