Gravitational-wave data show tentative signs of firewalls or other exotic physics.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21135
Italy’s youngest leader failed to walk the talk when it came to boosting research, academics say.
Nature 540 324 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21139
Analysis of nail points to zinc deficiency as culprit in 170-year-old mystery.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21128
His plans for the job are a mystery, but past presidents have used their chief scientific aide in a number of ways.
Nature 540 327 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21129
Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals.
Nature 540 325 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21131
'G-putty' is so sensitive that it can track even the steps of a small spider.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21133
The week in science: 2–8 December 2016
Nature 540 174 doi: 10.1038/540174a
DNA proves Native American roots of 10,600-year-old skeleton.
Nature 540 178 doi: 10.1038/540178a
Researchers in the country have only just started using homegrown human embryonic stem cells
Nature 540 180 doi: 10.1038/540180a
Investigation of a 150-year-old burial site is helping to unlock the mysteries of one of humanity’s darkest chapters.
Nature 540 184 doi: 10.1038/540184a
Dietary needs of these wandering cells could prove to be their Achilles heel.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21092
Two studies illuminate how the northern ice sheet waxed and waned over millions of years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21098
Proposal would keep funding flat for most research agencies, but cuts could come early next year.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21112
Oklahoma attorney-general Scott Pruitt has sought to reverse federal limits on greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21127
Scientists should challenge online falsehoods and inaccuracies — and harness the collective power of the Internet to fight back, argues Phil Williamson.
Nature 540 171 doi: 10.1038/540171a
The University of California, Berkeley, and the Broad Institute are vying for lucrative rights to the gene-editing system.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21101
Economic woes wrought by globalization are only part of the cause.
Nature 540 182 doi: 10.1038/540182a
One-legged machine reloads its springs fast enough to perform jumps in quick succession.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21102
Breakthrough awards announce winners in physics, life sciences and mathematics.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21087
Researchers criticize University of Copenhagen for firing Hans Thybo on apparently "flimsy" grounds.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21095