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Lab staple agar hit by seaweed shortage

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:21pm

Dwindling algae harvest imperils reagent essential for culturing microbes.

Nature 528 171 doi: 10.1038/528171a

Global summit reveals divergent views on human gene editing

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

Representatives discuss ethical, social and legal issues that unite and divide them.

Nature 528 173 doi: 10.1038/528173a

Paris climate talks, day 9: What we’re reading

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 6:21am

The United States cancels plans to auction off land for oil and gas exploration, Beijing’s air is thick with smog, and activists in Paris protest against climate sceptics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18982

Japan’s Venus orbiter makes comeback

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 4:21am

Five years after a failed insertion into the planet’s orbit, Akatsuki finally reaches its target.

Nature 528 174 doi: 10.1038/528174a

Disease specialists identify post-Ebola threats

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 1:21pm

Scientists to assemble a rogues’ gallery of viruses likely to spark the next international public-health crisis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18952

The truth about fetal tissue research

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 1:21pm

The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the United States, but many scientists say it is essential for studies of HIV, development and more.

Nature 528 178 doi: 10.1038/528178a

First dinosaurs arose in an evolutionary eye-blink

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 11:21am

Fossil-bearing rocks in Argentina show a quick transition from pre-dinosaurs to true dinosaurs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18953

Global greenhouse-gas emissions set to fall in 2015

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 11:21am

China’s reduced appetite for coal drives a surprising departure from a long-term trend.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18965

Paris climate talks, day 8: What we’re reading

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:21am

Questions linger before a final deal, Canada will play a big part in the home stretch, and Australia turns its focus to the rainforests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18966

Mosquitoes engineered to pass down genes that would wipe out their species

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 7:21am

'Gene drive' that spreads infertility could eliminate mosquitoes that transmit malaria in Africa.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18974

Ebola investment boosts neglected-disease research

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 6:21am

Money from industry rises, but public funding falls.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18975

Paris climate talks, day 6: What we're reading

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 5:21am

A revised draft is imminent, a new job for Michael Bloomberg, and a trip into the New York Times archives.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18957

Climate negotiators complete first draft of global agreement

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 3:21am

Text arrives on time, but leaves big decisions for the government ministers next week.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18958

Pirate research-paper sites play hide-and-seek with publishers

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 7:21pm

Millions of scientific articles remain freely accessible despite copyright violations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18876

Antarctic Journal: Back home — but not for long

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 8:21am

The ROSETTA-Ice team wraps up its field season, and our blogger heads to UN climate talks in Paris.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18933

Japan orbiter seeks second shot at Venus

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 7:21am

Five years after a failed insertion into planet's orbit, Akatsuki tries again.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18943

Paris climate talks, day 5: What we’re reading

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 7:21am

Germany backs a 1.5 ºC warming limit, China calls out rich nations, and Arctic residents say that climate change threatens their way of life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18949

Six issues to watch at the Paris climate talks

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 2:21am

With little more than a week to go, Nature looks at some of the tough decisions facing negotiators.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18950

Lonesome George 'look-alike' captured for tortoise-breeding effort

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 4:21pm

Doppelganger is one of two relatives, and 32 tortoises, airlifted from remote volcano in the Galapagos.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18955

Paris climate talks, day 4: What we’re reading

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 2:21pm

India’s influence, a climate scientist bemoans a “half-baked” deal, and the debate over how to determine whether countries are fulfilling their climate promises.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18942