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Tapping genetics for better beer

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 1:21pm

A Belgian lab aims to turn the brewing world on its head with new strains of yeast.

Nature 535 484 doi: 10.1038/535484a

Brexit looms large over EU climate agenda

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:21pm

Britain’s leave vote confuses EU emissions pledges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20322

The Milky Way’s dark twin revealed

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:21am

An almost invisible galaxy weighs as much as our own.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20333

Philae comet lander goes quiet for good

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:21pm

European Space Agency switches off radio communications with popular space probe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20338

Global rate of new HIV infections hasn't fallen in a decade

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:21am

Number has plateaued at around 2.5 million each year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20305

Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 7:21am

Puzzling distribution of cases suggests Zika is not the only factor in reported microcephaly surge.

Nature 535 475 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20309

Brexit watch: UK researchers scramble to save science

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:21pm

Uncertainty reigns as the UK struggles with how to sever its relationship with the EU.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20307

Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:21pm

Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August.

Nature 535 476 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20302

The week in science: 15–21 July 2016

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:21am

Turkey purges all university deans after failed coup; engineered mosquitos show apparent success against dengue; and Romania joins CERN.

Nature 535 328 doi: 10.1038/535328a

South China Sea ruling sparks conservation fears

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:21am

Court decision escalates tensions in ecologically sensitive region, but may also push nations to cooperate.

Nature 535 334 doi: 10.1038/535334a

The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:21am

Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum.

Nature 535 338 doi: 10.1038/535338a

The unsung heroes of CRISPR

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:21am

The soaring popularity of gene editing has made celebrities of the principal investigators who pioneered the field — but their graduate students and postdocs are often overlooked.

Nature 535 342 doi: 10.1038/535342a

Human brain mapped in unprecedented detail

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:21pm

Nearly 100 previously unidentified brain areas revealed by examination of the cerebral cortex.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20285

Dutch agency launches first grants programme dedicated to replication

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:21pm

Three-year pilot devotes €3 million to verifying other studies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20287

Cell biologists should specialize, not hybridize

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:21pm

Dry cell biologists, who bridge computer science and cell biology, should have a pivotal role in driving effective team science, says Assaf Zaritsky.

Nature 535 325 doi: 10.1038/535325a

People can sense single photons

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:21am

Experiment suggests that humans are capable of perceiving even the feeblest flash of light.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20282

Turkey purges universities after failed coup

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:21am

Political turmoil spreads to education sector.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20283

Science under siege: how Venezuela’s economic crisis is affecting researchers

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:21am

Chemist Claudio Bifano tells Nature about daily life in a country gripped by hunger, scarcity and violence.

Nature 535 336 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20261

Atom wranglers create rewritable memory

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 8:21am

Chlorine atoms arranged into grids bring researchers closer to data-storage devices that could hold the US Library of Congress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20269

Older men and young women drive South African HIV epidemic

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:21am

Genetics study confirms social cycle that helps infection to spread.

Nature 535 335 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20273