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US defence agencies grapple with gene drives
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:48

National security community examines the risks and benefits of technology to quickly spread genetic modifications.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.20...

Uganda trial shows why it's worth paying people to preserve trees
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:55

Randomized controlled trial finds economic benefits of avoided carbon emissions are double the costs.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22346 Nat...

Big Bang gravitational effect observed in lab crystal
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:16

Phenomenon thought to occur only in exotic, high-energy physics environments seen in quantum material.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22338 Na...

Environment: A journey on plastic seas
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:54

Richard Thompson applauds a chronicle alerting the world to marine polymer pollution.Nature 547 278 doi: 10.1038/547278a Nature News & Comment

Quantum teleportation is even weirder than you think
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:54

Don't let the catchy name distract you, says Philip Ball: the questions inspired by this arguably misnamed phenomenon go to the heart of quantum theor...

Solve Antarctica’s sea-ice puzzle
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:48

John Turner and Josefino Comiso call for a coordinated push to crack the baffling rise and fall of sea ice around Antarctica.Nature 547 275 doi: 10.10...

The strange topology that is reshaping physics
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:51

Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing.Nature 5...

Maryam Mirzakhani, quantum teleportation and the Great Red Spot
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:48

The week in science: 14–20 July 2017.Nature 547 262 doi: 10.1038/547262a Nature News & Comment

All shook up over topology
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:05

Physicists and mathematicians have bonded over their shared explorations of bizarre states of matter.Nature 547 257 doi: 10.1038/547257b Nature News ...

Vaccines promoted as key to stamping out drug-resistant microbes
  • Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:06

Immunization can stop resistant infections before they get started, say scientists from industry and academia.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.2...

The DeepMind debacle demands dialogue on data
  • Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:39

Mishandling of patient information shows how governments and companies must become more worthy of trust, says Hetan Shah.Nature 547 259 doi: 10.1038/5...

Ancient genomes heat up dog domestication debate
  • Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:09

Results point to a single origin for modern canines and push back the timing by thousands of years.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22320 Natur...

Ditching diesel won’t clear the air
  • Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:54

Arguments about the environmental benefits of petrol or diesel engines are outdated.Nature 547 258 doi: 10.1038/547258a Nature News & Comment

If human cloning happened: How the story of human cloning could unfold
  • Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:49

Print section Print Rubric:  How the story of human cloning could unfold, and what it might revea...

History: Science lessons from the Gulag
  • Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:49

Asif Siddiqi examines a biography of a Soviet meteorologist who taught his daughter from prison.Nature 547 160 doi: 10.1038/547160a Nature News & Com...

Information technology: A digital genius at play
  • Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:51

Vint Cerf savours a life of Claude Shannon, information-theory pioneer and wildly inventive tinkerer.Nature 547 159 doi: 10.1038/547159a Nature News ...

Stop Alzheimer’s before it starts
  • Sun, 16 Jul 2017 04:47

The hunt for treatments to halt Alzheimer’s disease has been frustrating; it is time to trial preventive drugs, urge Eric McDade and Randall J. Bate...

How poverty affects the brain
  • Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:49

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development.Nature 5...

Tricks to mute quantum noise aid hunt for gravitational waves
  • Sat, 15 Jul 2017 18:49

Physicists find ways to make LIGO and other gravitational-wave detectors even more sensitive.Nature 547 148 doi: 10.1038/547148a Nature News & Commen...

US lawmakers seek $1.1-billion boost for the NIH
  • Sat, 15 Jul 2017 16:49

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives also rejects a White House plan to cut 'indirect cost' payments to research institutions.Nature...

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