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Gene-editing record smashed in pigs

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:21am

Researchers modify more than 60 genes in effort to enable organ transplants into humans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18525

Anti-parasite drugs sweep Nobel prize in medicine 2015

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:21pm

Chinese pharmacologist Youyou Tu developed key antimalarial drug artemisinin.

Nature 526 174 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18507

Island boulders reveal ancient mega-tsunami

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:21pm

Massive prehistoric landslide of Cape Verde volcano unleashed waves 170 metres high.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18485

Gains in Antarctic ice might offset losses

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:21pm

Thickening in East Antarctica does not lessen worry about rapidly thinning glaciers elsewhere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18486

India unveils climate-change pledge ahead of global talks

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:21am

Country seeks big cuts in carbon intensity and greater reliance on clean energy.

Nature 526 176 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18489

Archaeologists ousted by ISIS return to ancient Iraqi cave

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:21am

Graeme Barker of the University of Cambridge discusses his team's study of Shanidar Cave, one of the world's most important Neanderthal sites.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18487

US plan to assess risky disease research takes shape

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:21am

The US government is considering whether to continue its ban on funding 'gain-of-function' studies that make viruses more dangerous.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18463

The week in science: 25 September–1 October 2015

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:21am

German minister accused of plagiarism; Indian satellite blasts off; and Arctic drilling plans shelved.

Nature 526 10 doi: 10.1038/526010a

Science must prepare for impact

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:21am

To maintain public support, researchers need to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of society and politicians, warns Guy Poppy.

Nature 526 7 doi: 10.1038/526007a

California agriculture weathers drought — at a cost

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:21am

El Niño might bring relief, but longer and deeper dry spells are predicted.

Nature 526 14 doi: 10.1038/526014a

US budget deal averts government shutdown

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:21am

Bill funds operations until 11 December, with flat funding for science agencies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18481

Brazilian science paralysed by economic slump

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:21am

From unpaid electricity bills to delayed participation in a telescope project, funding cuts bite.

Nature 526 16 doi: 10.1038/526016a

Has giant LIGO experiment seen gravitational waves?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:21am

An improbable rumour has started that the observatory has already made a discovery — but even if true, the signal could be a drill.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18449

The future of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and beyond

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:21am

The digital currency has caused any number of headaches for law enforcement. Now entrepreneurs and academics are scrambling to build a better version.

Nature 526 21 doi: 10.1038/526021a

NASA narrows its list of planetary targets

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:21am

Venus and asteroids take the spotlight as the agency chops list of Discovery-class candidates from 27 to 5.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18482

The mountain-top battle over the Thirty Meter Telescope

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:21am

Plans to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii are mired in conflict. Four people involved in the fight explain their diverse views.

Nature 526 24 doi: 10.1038/526024a

Gene-edited 'micropigs' to be sold as pets at Chinese institute

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 3:21am

The pigs are endearing but scientists warn that they may be a distraction from more serious research.

Nature 526 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18448

German minister accused of plagiarism in medical dissertation

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:21pm

Allegations follow previous cases of federal ministers losing their government posts after evidence of plagiarism.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18451

Nanowires, stem-cell transplants and wastewater treatment win 2015 MacArthur ‘genius grants’

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:21pm

Nine US scientists and social scientists among 24 winners.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18461

NASA drops partnership with private asteroid hunt

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:21am

Space agency pulls support for Sentinel mission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18462