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Small group scoops international effort to sequence huge wheat genome

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

Just six scientists conquer one of the most complicated genomes ever read.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22924

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Astronomers race to learn from first interstellar asteroid ever seen

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

Wonky orbit confirms that this visitor isn’t from around here.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22925

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How baby bats develop their dialects

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

The young animals crowdsource the pitch of their calls from colony members.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22926

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US environment agency to bar scientists it funds from serving on advisory boards

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

The US Environmental Protection Agency says the policy would address potential conflicts of interest, but scientists raise alarms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22929

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Lower emissions on the high seas

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

Global regulations to limit carbon dioxide from the shipping industry are overdue.

Nature 551 5 doi: 10.1038/551005b

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Lessons from first campus carbon-pricing scheme

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:11

Putting a value on emissions can lower energy use, write Kenneth Gillingham, Stefano Carattini and Daniel Esty.

Nature 551 27 doi: 10.1038/551027a

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Spanish government takes control of Catalonian universities

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:47

Madrid will oversee the finances of the region's research centres and seven public universities.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22922

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Frédéric Chopin’s telltale heart

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:51

Scientists have written another chapter in the curious case of the composer’s heart. But it is unlikely to be the end of the story.

Nature 551 5 doi: 10.1038/551005a

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Huge microwave observatory to search for cosmic inflation

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:47

Multi-telescope project has ambitious goals and a big price tag.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22920

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Geneticists are starting to unravel evolution's role in mental illness

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:43

Hints emerge that past environments could have influenced psychiatric disorders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22914

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US March for Science group faces growing pains

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:46

A group of volunteers claims that the organization that spearheaded global protests in April has been unduly secretive about its management practices.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22909

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Genomic studies track early hints of cancer

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:46

Pilot projects aim to pinpoint how benign tumours turn into lung, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22911

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Plans rejected for East Antarctic marine park

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:46

Negotiations to conserve unique ecosystems fail for the sixth year running.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22913

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Ageing satellites put crucial sea-ice climate record at risk​

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:21

Scientists scramble to avert disruption to data set that has tracked polar ice since the late 1970s.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22907

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3D map of mouse neurons reveals complex connections

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:21

Reconstructions of single cells highlight how far they can reach into the brain.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22908

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China announces plans to fast-track drug approval

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:00

Policies are expected to speed up access to medicines and boost the country’s pharmaceutical industry.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22888

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Bitter CRISPR patent war intensifies

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:00

Gene-editing pioneers prepare for next stage of intellectual-property disputes in the United States and Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22892

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First living human cells added to brain database

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

Measurements show how neurons behave in healthy living tissue.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22889

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Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

Permanent jobs in academia are scarce, and someone needs to let PhD students know.

Nature 550 429 doi: 10.1038/550429a

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Data science can improve aid distribution

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

Online platforms can help to steer emergency response and ensure money is well spent.

Nature 550 430 doi: 10.1038/550430a

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