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Newly discovered orangutan species is also the most endangered

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:16

The first new species of great ape described in more than eight decades faces threats to its habitat.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22934

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Gut microbes can shape responses to cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:16

Studies find that species diversity and antibiotics influence cutting-edge treaments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22938

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Cosmic-ray particles reveal secret chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:23

Researchers have used muon detectors to find a hidden 30-metre-long space, which could help to reveal how the 4,500-year-old monument was built.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22939

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Pay for US postdocs varies wildly by institution

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:28

Analysis of universities' salary data suggests major disparities in pay for early-career researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22932

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The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:28

Experiments are starting to probe the limits of the classical laws of thermodynamics.

Nature 551 20 doi: 10.1038/551020a

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Astrophysics: Chasing ghosts in Antarctica

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:28

Alexandra Witze welcomes a history of IceCube, an ambitious neutrino observatory.

Nature 551 30 doi: 10.1038/551030a

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Books in brief

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:28

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week's best science picks.

Nature 551 31 doi: 10.1038/551031a

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Zoology: The joys of spinelessness

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:28

Lisa-ann Gershwin delights in two books on marine invertebrates.

Nature 551 32 doi: 10.1038/551032a

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Camouflage plumage patterns offer clue to dinosaur’s habitat

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:28

Feathered carnivore was dark on top and light underneath, with a raccoon-like face.

Nature 551 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22891

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Infusions of young blood tested in patients with dementia

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:22

The first controlled human trial of whether blood from young donors rejuvenates old tissue has reported.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22930

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Citation is not the only impact

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:22

A look at what we have published highlights the variety of editorial judgements in selecting and assessing papers.

Nature 551 6 doi: 10.1038/551006a

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Interstellar visitor, Arctic shipwrecks and a retraction recommendation

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:22

The week in science: 27 October–2 November 2017.

Nature 551 10 doi: 10.1038/551010a

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University systems allow sexual harassers to thrive

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:12

It's time for academic institutions to take responsibility for protecting students and staff, says Laurel Issen.

Nature 551 7 doi: 10.1038/551007a

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Join the disruptors of health science

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:12

Thomas R. Insel's biggest lesson from his shift from NIMH director to Silicon Valley entrepreneur: academic and technology company researchers should partner up.

Nature 551 23 doi: 10.1038/551023a

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Plans to promote German research excellence come under fire

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 04:02

Critics say selection process for high-stakes funding programme is flawed.

Nature 551 15 doi: 10.1038/551015a

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Seeds, sponges and spinal surgery

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

October’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22923

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