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Epic star collision, asteroid fly-by and journal resignations

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:52

The week in science: 13–19 October 2017.

Nature 550 306 doi: 10.1038/550306a

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The second Renaissance

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:52

Ian Goldin calls on scientists to help society to weather the disruptive transformations afoot.

Nature 550 327 doi: 10.1038/550327a

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The Human Cell Atlas: from vision to reality

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:36

As an ambitious project to map all the cells in the human body gets officially under way, Aviv Regev, Sarah Teichmann and colleagues outline some key challenges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/550451a

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Top Chinese university to consider social-media posts in researcher evaluations

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:36

Controversial policy means mainstream media are starting to rival rigorous academic publications in some universities in China.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22822

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Efforts to save leading Hungarian university hit hurdle

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:36

US-registered Central European University faces another year of uncertainty over whether it can continue to operate in Hungary.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22855

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New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:36

Metrologists are poised to change how scientists measure the Universe.

Nature 550 312 doi: 10.1038/550312a

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Lessons from history for the future of work

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:20

Global comparisons of previous social and economic upheavals suggest that what is to come depends on where you are now, argues Robert C. Allen.

Nature 550 321 doi: 10.1038/550321a

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Mysterious particles spotted in Saturn’s atmosphere

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:07

Source may be dust shed by planet’s iconic rings, according to data from NASA's doomed Cassini probe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22838

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Brazilian Amazon still plagued by illegal use of natural resources

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:54

Practices such as poaching and illegal logging are concentrated near inhabited areas and along rivers, study finds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22830

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Japanese research leaders warn about national science decline

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:33

Concern mounts over budget cuts and other changes that undermine basic science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/550310a

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Reboot for the AI revolution

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:33

As artificial intelligence puts many out of work, we must forge new economic, social and educational systems, argues Yuval Noah Harari.

Nature 550 324 doi: 10.1038/550324a

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Give researchers a lifetime word limit

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:33

Brian C. Martinson imagines how rationing the number of publications a scientist could put out might improve the scientific literature.

Nature 550 303 doi: 10.1038/550303a

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Eye in the sky offers clearest vision of Earth

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:09

The world’s latest carbon-monitoring satellite has advanced our understanding of how the planet functions. US politicians should take note.

Nature 550 301 doi: 10.1038/550301a

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Colliding stars spark rush to solve cosmic mysteries

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:12

Stellar collision confirms theoretical predictions about the periodic table.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/550309a

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Global networks of small telescopes will chase companion signals of gravitational waves

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:43

Seeing cosmic events is one thing, but what if you could hear them and taste them, too?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22828

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Prepare for larger, longer wildfires

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:07

Climate change makes land management more urgent than ever, says Kathie Dello.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22821

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FDA advisers back gene therapy for rare form of blindness

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:07

Therapy that targets disease-causing mutations could become the first of its kind approved for use in the United States.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22819

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European drug regulation at risk of stalling as agency prepares to leave London

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:53

Post-Brexit plans to relocate the European Medicines Agency could trigger severe staff losses, its head has warned.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22817

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European Medicines Agency chief raises alarm at forced relocation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:53

Guido Rasi says that ensuring the safety of drugs could be compromised.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22818

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Male scientists share more — but only with other men

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:53

Evolutionary differences blamed for squeezing out female researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22820

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