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Solar System survey casts doubt on mysterious 'Planet Nine'

Jue, 06/22/2017 - 13:29

Orbits of four newfound objects show no signs of gravitational pull from proposed giant planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22177

US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

Jue, 06/22/2017 - 13:29

Some doubt that the publishing giant will see any money from the pirate site.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22196

Air-guns used in offshore oil exploration can kill tiny marine life

Jue, 06/22/2017 - 10:23

Lethal effects from pulses of sound used to probe the sea floor can travel over a kilometer.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22167

China’s genomics giant to make stock-market debut

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 13:06

Once the world's biggest DNA sequencer for research, BGI is now looking to medical applications to boost profits.

Nature 546 461 doi: 10.1038/546461

Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 13:06

Engineered microbes turn a bacterium's immune response against itself using CRISPR.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22173

Plutonium accident, ancient amber and a call to climate scientists

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 13:06

The week in science: 9–15 June 2017.

Nature 546 332 doi: 10.1038/546332a

New journal blacklist, palm-oil ban and the world’s top supercomputers

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 10:03

The week in science: 16–22 June 2017.

Nature 546 456 doi: 10.1038/546456a

The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 10:03

Geophysicists are ramping up their efforts to monitor major undersea faults for movement, and search for signs of the next catastrophic quake.

Nature 546 466 doi: 10.1038/546466a

New concerns raised over value of genome-wide disease studies

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 10:03

Large analyses dredge up 'peripheral' genetic associations that offer little biological insight, researchers say.

Nature 546 463 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22152

Let Trump claim a better deal on climate

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 10:03

If we can stomach it, a ‘renegotiation’ of the Paris Agreement could help us all, says Elliot Diringer.

Nature 546 329 doi: 10.1038/546329a

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

Mié, 06/21/2017 - 03:58

Analysis reveals that the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health has fallen by 45% since the agency began to focus on the biological roots of disease.

Nature 546 339 doi: 10.1038/546338a

China cracks down on fake peer reviews

Mar, 06/20/2017 - 09:37

Funding agencies announce harsh penalties and stronger policing efforts.

Nature 546 464 doi: 10.1038/546464a

Teeth tell tale of hippo’s quick spread across Africa

Mar, 06/20/2017 - 06:34

Fossils from ancient hippo ancestor suggest that grass helped the animals to conquer a continent.

Nature 546 462 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22168

A year on, Brexit brings lessons in uncertainty

Mar, 06/20/2017 - 03:31

It is more important to understand the electorate than to make predictions about the outcome of elections, says Jane Green.

Nature 456 453 doi: 10.1038/546453a

Resistance to last-ditch antibiotic has spread farther than anticipated

Mar, 06/20/2017 - 03:31

Emergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22140

Ancient oak's youthful genome surprises biologists

Lun, 06/19/2017 - 12:21

DNA of 234-year-old tree has few mutations, giving weight to idea that plants protect their stem cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/546460a

Bats are global reservoir for deadly coronaviruses

Lun, 06/19/2017 - 12:21

Finding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people.

Nature 546 340 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22137

Macron consolidates electoral victory

Lun, 06/19/2017 - 09:20

The party of France’s recently elected president won an absolute majority in its first general elections, with an agenda that included strong support for research.

Nature 546 549 doi: 10.1038/549459a

Shining a light on the dark corners of the web

Lun, 06/19/2017 - 09:20

Cybercrime researcher Gianluca Stringhini explains how he studies hate speech and fake news on the underground network 4chan.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22128

Ecologists warn of Japanese badger cull 'crisis'

Lun, 06/19/2017 - 09:20

Population crash feared amid a fad for badger meat.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22131