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Cosmic test backs 'quantum spookiness'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:21pm

Physicists harness starlight to support the case for entanglement.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21401

Deadly new wheat disease threatens Europe’s crops

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:21am

Researchers caution that stem rust may have returned to world’s largest wheat-producing region.

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The developing world needs more than numbers

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 8:21am

Policymakers should read the contents of published papers and not just count them, says Dyna Rochmyaningsih.

Nature 542 7 doi: 10.1038/542007a

US turmoil, oil pipelines and a treason arrest

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:21am

The week in science: 27 January–2 February 2017.

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Astronomers explore uses for AI-generated images

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:21am

Neural networks produce pictures to train image-recognition programs and scientific software.

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Race to provide commercial weather data heats up

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:21am

A movement to privatize Earth-observing satellites is gaining ground.

Nature 542 18 doi: 10.1038/542018a

What it would take to reach the stars

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:21pm

A wild plan is taking shape to visit the nearest planet outside our Solar System. Here’s how we could get to Proxima b.

Nature 542 20 doi: 10.1038/542020a

Science and the US Supreme Court: The cases to watch in 2017

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:21am

Drug patents and environmental regulations feature in upcoming court cases as Trump nominates a justice.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21419

Trump immigration ban upends international work on disease

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:21am

The ensuing damage to scientific collaborations puts the United States at risk, researchers say.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21420

Physicists propose football-pitch-sized quantum computer

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:21am

Blueprint outlines ambitious scheme to solve uncrackable problems using existing technology.

Nature 542 151 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21423

Gene drives thwarted by emergence of resistant organisms

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:21am

Until this obstacle is overcome, the technology is unlikely to succeed in the wild.

Nature 542 15 doi: 10.1038/542015a

How heat from the Sun can keep us all cool

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:21am

As demand for air conditioning climbs, some see a solution in the very thing that makes us sweat: the Sun.

Nature 542 23 doi: 10.1038/542023a

Obama science adviser: Trump immigration ban ‘an abomination’

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:21pm

John Holdren worries that immigration restrictions could harm researchers’ ability to collaborate across borders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21400

Meet the scientists affected by Trump’s immigration ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:21am

Order barring citizens of seven countries from entering the United States has left many confused and afraid.

Nature 542 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21389

Geneticist launches bid for US Senate

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 7:21am

Michael Eisen hopes a victory in 2018 will bring a new scientific voice to the US legislature.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21381

Trump agenda threatens US legacy of science diplomacy

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:21pm

Concerns mount that the new US president will sideline science’s role in international relations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21382

Swimming starfish, a departing dinosaur and a lot of ice

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:21pm

The sharpest science shots from December and January, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21386

Researchers shocked at UK’s plan to exit EU nuclear agency

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 3:21pm

The United Kingdom’s role in major fusion projects remains in limbo.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21388

Doomsday Clock ticks closer to apocalypse

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:21pm

Measure of humanity's risk of annihilation now sits at 2.5 minutes to midnight, the highest level of alert since 1953.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21375

First look at LSD in action reveals acid-trip biochemistry

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:21pm

Studies reveal drug's crystal structure and how it affects people's perceptions of meaning.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21377