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Climate-panel chief Hoesung Lee wants focus on solutions

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 4:21am

The newly elected chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change outlines his philosophy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18556

Poorly designed animal experiments in the spotlight

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 1:21pm

High-status journals or institutions no guarantees of carefully-reported trials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18559

World's largest cancer charity lays out field's grand challenges

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 9:21am

Cancer Research UK to invest £100 million in seven big goals.

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Brain scans pinpoint individuals from a crowd

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:21pm

Distinctive patterns of neural connectivity also correlate with intelligence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18541

Biomedical researchers lax in checking for imposter cell lines

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:21pm

Many scientists still not bothering to address an issue that undermines the reproducibility of research findings.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18544

UN climate reports are increasingly unreadable

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:21pm

Summary documents by intergovernmental panel are packing in longer sentences and more complex words than ever before.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18543

Diagnostic developers target antibiotic resistance

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:21am

Patient’s immune response would tell physicians whether to prescribe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18512

Scientists hope to attract millions to 'DNA.LAND'

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:21am

Study to collect data from customers of genetic-testing services.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18514

Ocean sediments suggest dry future for Horn of Africa

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:21am

Reduced rainfall in East Africa linked to anthropogenic climate change.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18528

Corals worldwide hit by bleaching

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:21am

Warm ocean waters combine with El Niño to turn reefs a stark white.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18527

Epigenetic 'tags' linked to homosexuality in men

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:21am

Twin study reveals five DNA markers that are associated with sexual orientation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18530

First ancient African genome reveals vast Eurasian migration

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 6:21pm

DNA from Ethiopian man pre-dates the movement of Eurasian farmers 'back to Africa'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18531

How elephants avoid cancer

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 2:21pm

Pachyderms have extra copies of a key tumour-fighting gene.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18534

Fragment of rat brain simulated in supercomputer

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Blue Brain Project announces results of a decade's work.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18536

The week in science: 2–8 October 2015

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Medicine and physics Nobels awarded; world leaders unveil latest marine reserves; and three new neuroscience institutes funded.

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CERN prepares to test revolutionary mini-accelerator

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 8:21am

Machines that ‘surf’ particles on electric fields could reach high energies at a lower price.

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Turkish biomed hub spurs hope amid political strife

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 8:21am

Centre in Izmir swims against the tide to produce world-class fundamental science.

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The biggest mystery in mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proof

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 12:21pm

A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right.

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How scientists fool themselves – and how they can stop

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:21am

Humans are remarkably good at self-deception. But growing concern about reproducibility is driving many researchers to seek ways to fight their own worst instincts.

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DNA repair sleuths win chemistry Nobel

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:21am

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar share 2015 prize.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18515