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Anglers' online boasts reveal illegal shark hunting
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:43

Researchers fear sport fishing is a serious threat to endangered species — but study of Internet forum also finds awareness of environmental issues....

Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:47

Brightness of exploding stars may vary more than researchers realized.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22066 Nature News & Comment

Seismology: Quake news from America
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:42

Roger Bilham savours two rich accounts of seismicity across the continent.Nature 548 278 doi: 10.1038/548278a Nature News & Comment

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:44

Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming.Nature 548 267 doi: 10.1038/548267a ...

Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:05

The week in science: 11–17 August 2017.Nature 548 264 doi: 10.1038/548264a Nature News & Comment

Against discrimination
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:46

Science cannot and should not be used to justify prejudice.Nature 548 259 doi: 10.1038/548259b Nature News & Comment

China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45

Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases.Nature 548 272 doi: 1...

Revitalize the world’s countryside
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:44

A rural revival is needed to counter urbanization across the globe, say Yansui Liu and Yuheng Li.Nature 548 275 doi: 10.1038/548275a Nature News & Co...

China launches brain-imaging factory
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:46

Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscienceNature 548 268 doi: 10.1038/548268a Nature News & Com...

Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:45

Multi-lab efforts point the way to shoring up the reliability of field studies.Nature 548 271 doi: 10.1038/548271a Nature News & Comment

A little democracy could go a long way
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:48

The Middle East is freezing out Qatar. A science academy could help — and would set an important precedent for the region, says Ehsan Masood.Nature ...

Ecologists protest Australia’s plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:44

Scientists say the move will reduce the country’s capacity to predict future ecosystem changes.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22453 Nature ...

Budget cuts fuel frustration among Japan’s academics
  • Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:47

Funding trouble at flagship research centre reflects a broader malaise in the country’s scientific priorities that must be addressed.Nature News d...

Stop hoarding ancient bones, plead archaeologists
  • Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:53

Scientists call for wider access to rare samples rich in DNA.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22445 Nature News & Comment

Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science
  • Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:45

Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22442 Nature News & Comment

US biomedical research facilities still unprepared for natural disasters and attacks
  • Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:46

Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.201...

Sea snakes lose their stripes to deal with pollution
  • Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:48

Melanin pigment in darkened skin binds to pollutants and helps animals rid themselves of chemicals.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22441 Natur...

Massive El Niño sent greenhouse-gas emissions soaring
  • Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:47

Disruptive weather pattern in 2014–2016 spurred tropical forests to pump out 3 billion tonnes of carbon.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22440...

Evolution: Parallel lives
  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:43

Kevin Padian hails a stunning, provocative book probing evolutionary mechanisms.Nature 548 156 doi: 10.1038/548156a Nature News & Comment

Shake up conferences
  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:44

Emojis, smartphone technologies and revamped guidelines would boost transparency at scientific meetings, say Shai D. Silberberg and colleagues.Nature ...

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