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A long journey to reproducible results

9 hours 4 min ago

Replicating our work took four years and 100,000 worms but brought surprising discoveries, explain Gordon J. Lithgow, Monica Driscoll and Patrick Phillips.

Nature 548 387 doi: 10.1038/548387a

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To reduce gender biases, acknowledge them

12 hours 34 min ago

A former Google engineer’s memo on diversity reveals psychological blind spots, not biological differences, says Debbie Chachra.

Nature 548 373 doi: 10.1038/548373a

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Mysteries of turbulence unravelled

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:15

Simulations follow how swirls in a fluid transfer and dissipate energy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22474

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Martian weather kicks into high gear at night

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:59

Sundown sparks blustery snowstorms in the Red Planet’s lower atmosphere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22476

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US government disbands climate-science advisory committee

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:40

Panel sought to help businesses and state and local governments prepare for the effects of global warming.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22484

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Theft of South African relics riles researchers

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:14

Efforts to relocate artefacts to sites of origin could stall after gold robbery at national park.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22479

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Head injuries in sport must be taken more seriously

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:40

Sports organizations are only starting to understand the harm that can be inflicted by high-contact activities. Science must play its part in highlighting the problem and in aiding diagnosis.

Nature 548 371 doi: 10.1038/548371a

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Anglers' online boasts reveal illegal shark hunting

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:44

Researchers fear sport fishing is a serious threat to endangered species — but study of Internet forum also finds awareness of environmental issues.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22475

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Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:43

Brightness of exploding stars may vary more than researchers realized.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22066

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Seismology: Quake news from America

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:45

Roger Bilham savours two rich accounts of seismicity across the continent.

Nature 548 278 doi: 10.1038/548278a

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Books in brief

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:45

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

Nature 548 279 doi: 10.1038/548279a

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Data sharing: guard the privacy of donors

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:45

Nature 548 281 doi: 10.1038/548281a

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Data sharing: do scientists know best?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:45

Nature 548 281 doi: 10.1038/548281b

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First date with the Hive

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:45

Mind how you go.

Nature 548 366 doi: 10.1038/548366a

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California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:38

Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming.

Nature 548 267 doi: 10.1038/548267a

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Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:13

The week in science: 11–17 August 2017.

Nature 548 264 doi: 10.1038/548264a

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Against discrimination

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:57

Science cannot and should not be used to justify prejudice.

Nature 548 259 doi: 10.1038/548259b

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