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Weather-company CEO is Trump's pick to lead climate agency

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 23:08

Barry Myers would bring private weather-forecasting experience to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22311

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South African researchers bemoan slashed funds

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Plans to cut funding to a programme that recognizes and rewards excellence in research have met with criticism.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22816

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A more personal view of human-gene regulation

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

A long-planned effort to examine gene expression and gene regulation in all the major tissues in the human body across many people comes to fruition.

Nature 550 157 doi: 10.1038/550157a

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Marine snow falls heaviest at the Equator

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Organic matter drifts down to the equatorial ocean floor in distinct patterns.

Nature 550 158 doi: 10.1038/550158b

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ResearchGate lawsuit, walrus spat and a Second World War shipwreck

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

The week in science: 6–12 October 2017.

Nature 550 162 doi: 10.1038/550162a

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Gene-expression study raises thorny ethical issues

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Project obtains tissues from recently deceased individuals to look for the origins of disease.

Nature 550 169 doi: 10.1038/550169a

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The future of DNA sequencing

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Eric D. Green, Edward M. Rubin and Maynard V. Olson speculate on the next forty years of the applications, from policing to data storage.

Nature 550 179 doi: 10.1038/550179a

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Physics: A classical toolkit

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Malcolm Longair extols a long-heralded tome by Roger Blandford and 2017 Nobel laureate Kip Thorne.

Nature 550 185 doi: 10.1038/550185a

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Chemistry: Explosive moments in the laboratory

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Mark Peplow surveys a gorgeous gala of reactions in Theodore Gray's new book.

Nature 550 186 doi: 10.1038/550186a

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Books in brief

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

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

Nature 550 187 doi: 10.1038/550187a

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Runes transcribed from Dig Site 401A in Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

Postcards from the past.

Nature 550 294 doi: 10.1038/550294a

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The ambitious effort to document California’s changing deserts

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:17

Ecologists catalogue bird and mammal populations as warming transforms Death Valley.

Nature 550 168 doi: 10.1038/550168a

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The rise and fall and rise again of 23andMe

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 04:44

How Anne Wojcicki led her company from the brink of failure to scientific pre-eminence.

Nature 550 174 doi: 10.1038/550174a

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Trump EPA begins push to overturn Obama-era climate regulation

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:40

The agency's plan to reverse limits on greenhouse-gas emissions is likely to draw legal challenges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22813

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Publishers threaten to remove millions of papers from ResearchGate

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:19

Take-down notices “imminent” as lawsuit is filed alleging widespread copyright infringement.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22793

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