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Sex matters in experiments on party drug — in mice

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:06

Ketamine lifts rodents' mood only if administered by male researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23022

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Giant telescope’s mobile-phone ‘dead zones’ rile South African residents

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:48

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22998

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Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:51

National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide additional financial support for Puerto Rico facility.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22994

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What countries' constitutions reveal about how societies evolve

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:51

Analyses of governing documents from 194 countries could help people fighting for human and environmental rights.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23001

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Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:51

Club of physics funding agencies pushes for projects including a neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23019

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Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:35

TB remains a big killer despite the development of a better test for detecting the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23000

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Race for quantum supremacy hits theoretical quagmire

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:58

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.2017.22993

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Hazy skies cool down Pluto

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:37

Complex chemistry in the dwarf planet’s upper atmosphere may explain one of its biggest mysteries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22996

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Bioethics: Justice in genomics

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:37

Rosario Isasi examines a study on the societal impact of grand sequencing projects.

Nature 551 296 doi: 10.1038/551296a

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Economics: How science got a golden ticket

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:37

Ehsan Masood hails an account of the mixed implications of governments valuing research as an investment.

Nature 551 297 doi: 10.1038/551297a

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Computer science: Visionary of virtual reality

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:37

Aldo Faisal explores the immersive journey of technology pioneer Jaron Lanier.

Nature 551 298 doi: 10.1038/551298a

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African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:33

Venture will launch next year and seeks to strengthen continent’s science by helping academics share work more quickly.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23018

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Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:05

While dealing with their own losses, public-health researchers are regrouping to study the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Nature 551 282 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22973

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China fires up next-generation neutron-science facility

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:22

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

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Lab mice's ancestral 'Eve' gets her genome sequenced

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:32

Effort aims to help scientists understand how generations of inbreeding have altered the genetics of research rodents.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22974

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Archaeologists say human-evolution study used stolen bone

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:14

Bizarre tale of theft and suspicious packages casts doubt on claims for early-human occupation in northern Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22984

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High-jumping beetle inspires agile robots

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:14

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.2017.22981

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World's carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:14

Increased coal use in China appears to drive the first increase in global greenhouse-gas output since 2014.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22995

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South Africa tackles crime at sea with ship-spotting satellites

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:09

Automated vessel-tracking system aims to spy poachers and smugglers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22977

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Resurrected malaria strategy saves thousands of lives in Africa

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:09

Pre-emptively treating kids for malaria is working, despite logistical challenges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22982

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