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US to launch its most advanced weather satellite yet

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 8:21am

GOES-R can snap an image every 30 seconds and will improve responses to severe storms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20970

AI science search engines expand their reach

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 6:21pm

Semantic Scholar triples in size and Microsoft Academic's relaunch impresses researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20964

The ultimate experiment: How Trump will handle science

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:21pm

Climate-change and immigration policies raise alarm, but much of the incoming US president's agenda is simply unknown.

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Canada's proposed natural-gas plant stirs more controversy

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:21pm

Lawsuits and a new study raise questions about the project's environmental impact.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20975

What scientists should focus on — and fear — under Trump

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:21pm

Nine experts reflect on where researchers should direct their efforts during the next US administration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20974

Open peer review finds more takers

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:21am

Journal experiments and surveys suggest scientists are coming round to the idea of publishing review reports.

Nature 539 343 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20969

Playful rats reveal brain region that drives ticklishness

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:21pm

Experiments also reveal that rats are ticklish in similar places to humans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20973

Heavy smog, a huge ship and a smashing record

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:21am

The week in science: 4–10 November 2016

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Brexit chancellor’s annual address is a science nail-biter

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 8:21am

Government’s first Autumn Statement could reveal how it regards science.

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The quiet rise of the NIH’s hot new metric

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:21pm

Biomedical funders worldwide are adopting the US agency’s free Relative Citation Ratio to analyse grant outcomes.

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Quest to map Africa’s soil microbiome begins

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:21pm

Sub-Saharan project could one day help ecosystems to resist climate change and improve agriculture.

Nature 539 152 doi: 10.1038/539152a

How to defeat dementia

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:21pm

Three things are needed to turn the tide on the costliest crisis in health care.

Nature 539 156 doi: 10.1038/539156a

Donald Trump's US election win stuns scientists

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:21pm

Republicans sweep White House and US Congress, with uncertain implications for research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20952

How scientists reacted to the US election results

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:21pm

Trump victory generates shock, disbelief and fear of funding cuts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20965

Brain implants allow paralysed monkeys to walk

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:21pm

Swiss researchers travel to China to conduct pioneering experiment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20967

Pollsters struggle to explain failures of US presidential forecasts

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 7:21am

Most surveys did not predict Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20968

The insect crisis we can’t ignore

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:21pm

We must start an ambitious and professional global programme to explore and preserve invertebrate biodiversity, says Axel Hochkirch.

Nature 539 141 doi: 10.1038/539141a

Political upheaval threatens Brazil’s environmental protections

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:21pm

Barrage of proposals would allow developers to sidestep environmental reviews.

Nature 539 147 doi: 10.1038/539147a

Big brain projects urged to aid public health

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:21am

World Health Organization asks research initiatives to focus on translating their findings into clinical benefits.

Nature 539 151 doi: 10.1038/539151a

I can haz more science emoji? Host of nerd icons proposed

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:21am

At a conference in San Francisco, a group drafted proposals to add more planets, instruments and other science icons to the keyboard.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20960