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Sex matters in experiments on party drug — in mice
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00

Ketamine lifts rodents' mood only if administered by male researchers.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23022 Nature News & Comment

Race for quantum supremacy hits theoretical quagmire
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:48

It’s far from obvious how to tell whether a quantum computer can outperform a classical one, says Philip Ball.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017...

Computer science: Visionary of virtual reality
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:38

Aldo Faisal explores the immersive journey of technology pioneer Jaron Lanier.Nature 551 298 doi: 10.1038/551298a Nature News & Comment

Giant telescope’s mobile-phone ‘dead zones’ rile South African residents
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:02

Sensitive radio dishes of the Square Kilometre Array will affect phone reception — and could harm local economies, say farmers.Nature News doi: 10...

Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:35

Club of physics funding agencies pushes for projects including a neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017....

What countries' constitutions reveal about how societies evolve
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:28

Analyses of governing documents from 194 countries could help people fighting for human and environmental rights.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.201...

Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00

National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide additional financial support for Puerto Rico facility.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature....

Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:57

TB remains a big killer despite the development of a better test for detecting the disease.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23000 Nature News &...

Economics: How science got a golden ticket
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:47

Ehsan Masood hails an account of the mixed implications of governments valuing research as an investment.Nature 551 297 doi: 10.1038/551297a Nature N...

Bioethics: Justice in genomics
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:47

Rosario Isasi examines a study on the societal impact of grand sequencing projects.Nature 551 296 doi: 10.1038/551296a Nature News & Comment

Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:56

While dealing with their own losses, public-health researchers are regrouping to study the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.Nature 551 282 doi: 10.1038/na...

Hazy skies cool down Pluto
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:53

Complex chemistry in the dwarf planet’s upper atmosphere may explain one of its biggest mysteries.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22996 Natu...

African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:50

Venture will launch next year and seeks to strengthen continent’s science by helping academics share work more quickly.Nature News doi: 10.1038/na...

World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:49

Increased coal use in China appears to be driving the first increase in global greenhouse-gas output since 2014.Nature 551 283 doi: 10.1038/nature.201...

China fires up next-generation neutron-science facility
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:43

Beam generator puts country in elite company for doing experiments in materials science and other fields.Nature 551 284 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22976...

Archaeologists say human-evolution study used stolen bone
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:52

Bizarre tale of theft and suspicious packages casts doubt on claims for early-human occupation in northern Europe.Nature 551 279 doi: 10.1038/nature.2...

High-jumping beetle inspires agile robots
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:13

Machines could get themselves out of a sticky spot, thanks to an insect that can right itself without using its legs.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature...

Lab mice's ancestral 'Eve' gets her genome sequenced
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:28

Effort aims to help scientists understand how generations of inbreeding have altered the genetics of research rodents.Nature News doi: 10.1038/natur...

Polar exploration: The forgotten journey
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:45

Huw Lewis-Jones revisits a pioneering, ill-fated expedition to map the Arctic.Nature 551 166 doi: 10.1038/551166a Nature News & Comment

The catalogue that made metrics, and changed science
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:50

As new ways emerge to assess research, Alex Csiszar recalls how the first one transformed the practice and place of science in society.Nature 551 163 ...

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