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Coral-reef fish suck up meals with slime-covered lips

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 1:21pm

Highly folded mouthparts help tubelip wrasses dodge venom and create a seal to feed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22097

Next-generation cancer drugs boost immunotherapy responses

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:21pm

Early clinical trial data suggest that combining medicines improves treatment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22092

How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:21pm

What the United States' departure from the historic pact means for efforts to fight global warming.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22098

Neuroscientists rethink how the brain recognizes faces

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:21pm

Brain cells in monkeys are tuned to react to specific combinations of features, rather than to a whole face.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22091

LIGO spots gravitational waves for third time

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:21am

Detection made from another black-hole merger — but physicists are now keen to see such waves from different types of event.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22093

Web of Science owner buys up booming peer-review platform

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:21am

Acquisition could lead to new commercial services in scientific peer review.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22094

Methane exploded from Arctic sea-floor as Ice Age ended

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:21am

Huge ocean-floor craters were caused by the expulsion of pressurized greenhouse gas thousands of years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22095

Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate agreement

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:21am

Withdrawal from global pact may take almost four years — which could give the winner of the 2020 presidential race the final word.

Nature 546 198 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22096

LHC fires up, Google bot retires and Jupiter up close

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:21pm

The week in science: 26 May–1 June 2017.

Nature 546 12 doi: 10.1038/546012a

Trials of embryonic stem cells to launch in China

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:21pm

Studies to treat vision loss and Parkinson’s disease are the first to proceed under new regulations.

Nature 546 15 doi: 10.1038/546015a

UK election: science spending pledges overshadowed by Brexit

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:21pm

Parties promise more money for research, but scientists fear impact of split with European Union.

Nature 546 16 doi: 10.1038/546016a

Neutron stars set to open their heavy hearts

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:21am

Space mission will peer inside the densest matter in the Universe.

Nature 546 18 doi: 10.1038/546018a

Biodiversity moves beyond counting species

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 7:21am

Ecologists are increasingly looking at how richness of traits — rather than number of species — helps set the health of ecosystems.

Nature 546 22 doi: 10.1038/546022a

Pay-to-view blacklist of predatory journals set to launch

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:21am

Private firm says its watchlist of untrustworthy journals will be objective and transparent — but not free.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22090

Crowd-based peer review can be good and fast

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:21pm

Confidential feedback from many interacting reviewers can help editors make better, quicker decisions, explains Benjamin List.

Nature 546 9 doi: 10.1038/546009a

Mummy DNA unravels ancient Egyptians’ ancestry

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:21am

Genetic analysis reveals a close relationship with Middle Easterners, not central Africans.

Nature 546 17 doi: 10.1038/546017a

Ebola vaccine approved for use in ongoing outbreak

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 1:21pm

Officials have signed off on an experimental vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but the decision on whether to deploy it remains up in the air.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22024

Horatio’s head, arty ants and an ephemeral lake

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:21pm

May’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22055

Canada weighs scientific consequences of moving a mega-telescope

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:21pm

Uncertain location for Thirty Meter Telescope prompts soul-searching about its research value.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22063

Monument to peer review unveiled in Moscow

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:21pm

Cornerstone of modern science immortalized in concrete.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22060