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A death sentence, Hawking's thesis and China's ambitions

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

The week in science: 20–26 October 2017.

Nature 550 434 doi: 10.1038/550434a

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CRISPR hacks enable pinpoint repairs to genome

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

Precision tools expand the number of ‘base editors’ available for manipulating DNA and RNA.

Nature 550 439 doi: 10.1038/550439a

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Out of the Syrian crisis, a data revolution takes shape

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

Aid organizations have been piloting a nimble approach to cut through the fog of war.

Nature 550 444 doi: 10.1038/550444a

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French scientists in uproar over changes to medical-research clusters

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:19

Biomedical-research agency accused of attempting to undermine autonomy of university–hospital groups.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22877

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History: Science and the Reformation

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

The scientific and religious revolutions that began 500 years ago were not causally related, but were both stimulated by printing, argues David Wootton.

Nature 550 454 doi: 10.1038/550454a

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Disaster preparedness: Risk, rout and ruination

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

Anthony King navigates a show on catastrophe, from nuclear apocalypse to γ-ray bursts.

Nature 550 456 doi: 10.1038/550456a

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Construction: limit China's sand mining

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

Nature 550 457 doi: 10.1038/550457c

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Construction: use waste for building

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

Nature 550 457 doi: 10.1038/550457d

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Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920–2017)

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

Laser and optics pioneer whose work led to magnetic resonance imaging.

Nature 550 458 doi: 10.1038/550458a

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The Everywhere Bus

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

It's the latest in travel technology.

Nature 550 554 doi: 10.1038/550554a

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Wait for Trump's science adviser breaks modern-era record

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:32

Top White House science job stays empty more than nine months after president took office.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22878

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Reclassify waste to shift the nuclear landscape

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 08:36

The US Department of Energy should classify and dispose of nuclear rubbish according to risk.

Nature 550 429 doi: 10.1038/550429b

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Cancer biology still needs physicists

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 08:36

Considering game theory and the role of physical forces could lead to better treatments for cancer, says Robert Austin.

Nature 550 431 doi: 10.1038/550431a

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To stay young, kill zombie cells

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 08:36

Killing off cells that refuse to die on their own has proved a powerful anti-ageing strategy in mice. Now it's about to be tested in humans.

Nature 550 448 doi: 10.1038/550448a

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India gears up for second Moon mission

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 05:07

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, lander and rover will track how lunar dust might scupper settlement.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22870

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Shrew skulls shrink for winter survival

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:11

Getting smaller by absorbing bone tissue may help animals to save energy when food is scarce.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22874

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Iranian scholar sentenced to death

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:05

Ahmadreza Djalali, a researcher in disaster medicine, has 20 days to appeal against his death sentence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22875

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