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Big data renews fight over animal origins

Vie, 03/24/2017 - 16:40

Study is the latest in the long-running dispute over which lineage — sponges or comb jellies — is the oldest branch in the animal tree.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21703

Citizen scientists to rescue 150 years of cosmic images

Vie, 03/24/2017 - 13:17

Long-lost images could offer insight into rare and moving stars.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21702

DNA typos to blame for most cancer mutations

Jue, 03/23/2017 - 14:32

Environment and heredity might not contribute as much to cancer risk as researchers thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21696

Zika mosquito genome mapped – at last

Jue, 03/23/2017 - 14:32

‘Breakthrough’ technique used to piece together genome sequence of Zika vector, Aedes aegypti,  10 years after publication of draft sequence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21697

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture

Jue, 03/23/2017 - 14:32

Global health charity is latest funder to start its own publishing ‘channel’ — and the European Commission is considering its own service.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21700

Canada budget falls flat with scientists

Jue, 03/23/2017 - 11:29

Emphasis on innovation overshadowed by funding freeze for key research councils.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21699

Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up

Mié, 03/22/2017 - 16:11

'Textbook-changing' analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major groups

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21681

Space ravioli, coral bleaching and a LIGO pioneer dies

Mié, 03/22/2017 - 16:11

The week in science: 10–16 March 2017.

Nature 543 292 doi: 10.1038/543292a

Nuclear-test films, smoking declines and five new particles

Mié, 03/22/2017 - 09:57

The week in science: 17–23 March 2017.

Nature 543 468 doi: 10.1038/543468a

How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth

Mié, 03/22/2017 - 06:43

Astronomers hope to grab the first images of an event horizon — the point of no return.

Nature 543 478 doi: 10.1038/543478a

South Korea’s scientists seek change amid political chaos

Mié, 03/22/2017 - 03:36

President’s impeachment creates opportunity to shift how nation supports basic research.

Nature 543 474 doi: 10.1038/543474a

Chinese mountain observatory to probe cosmic-ray origins

Mié, 03/22/2017 - 03:36

The massive project will intercept γ-ray showers in an unexplored energy band.

Nature 543 300 doi: 10.1038/543300a

Mathematicians create warped worlds in virtual reality

Mar, 03/21/2017 - 11:31

Immersive experience set to become accessible to all.

Nature 543 473 doi: 10.1038/543473a

Why a NASA spacecraft could bounce, crunch or sink on icy Europa

Mar, 03/21/2017 - 11:31

Landing on Jupiter's moon in search of alien life won't be easy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21659

‘Wavelet revolution’ pioneer scoops top maths award

Mar, 03/21/2017 - 08:28

Yves Meyer wins the Abel Prize for role in theory with data applications from digital cinema to pinpointing gravitational waves.

Nature 543 476 doi: 10.1038/543476a

Gender bias distorts peer review across fields

Mar, 03/21/2017 - 08:28

Editors are more likely to select reviewers of the same gender.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21685

Europe can build on scientific intuition

Mar, 03/21/2017 - 05:14

Carlos Moedas sees a bold future for the European Research Council and more projects that copy its approach.

Nature 543 465 doi: 10.1038/543465a

South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

Lun, 03/20/2017 - 14:00

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

Nature 543 475 doi: 10.1038/543475a

Jailed Iranian researcher’s health worsening rapidly

Lun, 03/20/2017 - 14:00

Academics call for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned without trial since last April.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21660