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China expands DNA data grab in troubled western region

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 18:44

Alarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens.

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Trump budget would slash science programmes across government

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 15:42

Proposed cuts include 11% at the National Science Foundation, 18% at the National Institutes of Health and 30% at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22036

World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 12:39

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22040

Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 09:38

Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives.

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Earth-observing companies push for more-advanced science satellites

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 09:38

Firms seek to develop sophisticated instruments to compete with government offerings.

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Publish houses of brick, not mansions of straw

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 03:33

Papers need to include fewer claims and more proof to make the scientific literature more reliable, warns William G. Kaelin Jr.

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Light-sensitive E. coli paint a colourful picture

Lun, 05/22/2017 - 12:12

Microbes have been genetically engineered to sense red, green and blue light, and to produce pictures of what they 'see'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22026

UK political parties promise science funding boost

Vie, 05/19/2017 - 13:36

Researchers welcome pre-election promises to raise R&D, implying billions more for science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22020

The curious case of the caterpillar's missing microbes

Jue, 05/18/2017 - 16:08

Certain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21955

Mysterious flashes on satellite images of Earth explained

Jue, 05/18/2017 - 16:08

Bright spots of light over land could help in the search for Earth-like exoplanets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22016

Fixing the tomato: CRISPR edits correct plant-breeding snafu

Jue, 05/18/2017 - 13:05

Geneticists harness two mutations — each cherished by breeders, but detrimental when combined — to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22018

Trees in eastern US head west as climate changes

Mié, 05/17/2017 - 15:17

Breaking from the general poleward movement of many species, flowering trees take an unexpected turn.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22001

Lab-grown blood stem cells produced at last

Mié, 05/17/2017 - 12:17

Two research teams cook up recipe to make long-sought cells in mice and people.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22000

Ebola outbreak in the Congo, tuberculosis drug resistance in Russia and GM mustard seeds in India

Mié, 05/17/2017 - 09:16

The week in science: 12–18 May 2017.

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How Trump’s science cuts could hurt states that voted for him

Mié, 05/17/2017 - 09:16

Rural and struggling areas have benefited from funding that is now at risk.

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The wooden skyscrapers that could help to cool the planet

Mié, 05/17/2017 - 09:16

Large timber buildings are getting safer, stronger and taller. They may also offer a way to slow down global warming.

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