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Gravity signals could speedily warn of big quakes and save lives

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:04

The trick lies in capturing the weak gravitational shifts in the ground.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23045

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Huge haul of rare pterosaur eggs excites palaeontologists

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:04

Embryos found in some fossil eggs suggests that hatchlings struggled to fly.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23049

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Health agency reveals scourge of fake drugs in developing world

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:03

WHO data suggest around 10% of medications in poorer countries are fraudulent or substandard.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23051

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‘Alien’ DNA makes proteins in living cells for the first time

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:34

Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs.

Nature 551 550 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23040

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China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine despite safety concerns

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:26

Scientists fear plans to abandon clinical trials of centuries-old remedies will put people at risk.

Nature 551 552 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23038

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Rise in malaria cases sparks fears of a resurgence

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:17

Progress in the fight against a curable disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children has stalled, according to the World Health Organization.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23046

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United Kingdom relies on science to revive flagging economy

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:28

Long-awaited industrial strategy pins hopes on commercial gains from research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23043

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EU nations vote to keep using controversial weedkiller glyphosate

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:24

One agency has linked the widely-used herbicide to cancer.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23044

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How an underwater sensor network is tracking Argentina's lost submarine

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 13:47

An expert from a nuclear-test-monitoring system explains how his team is trying to help in the search for the ARA San Juan .

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23041

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Zimbabwe’s researchers hope political change will revitalize science

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:41

Academics optimistic that the end of Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule could boost research and international collaboration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23039

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Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 02:55

Letter from Nobel prizewinners denounces plight of Ahmadreza Djalali.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23037

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AI-controlled brain implants for mood disorders tested in people

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:08

Researchers funded by the US military are developing appliances to record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain to treat mental illness.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23031

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Lightning makes new isotopes

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:08

Physicists show that thunderstorms trigger nuclear reactions in the atmosphere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23033

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European Medicines Agency to move to Amsterdam

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:08

The European Union’s drug regulatory body will leave London because of the United Kingdom’s Brexit plans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23025

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How alkali flies stay dry

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:08

Waxy and hairy covering enables flies to dive underwater without getting wet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23027

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Black academics soon to outnumber white researchers in South Africa

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:09

Legacy of apartheid means academia has remained largely white.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23030

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Hungary rewards highly cited scientists with bonus grants

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:54

Some top researchers prosper in Hungary as country tries to improve its international standing in science.

Nature 551 425 doi: 10.1038/551425a

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Online software spots genetic errors in cancer papers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:11

Tool to scrutinize research papers identifies mistakes in gene sequences.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23003

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UK government announces research-spending hike ahead of budget

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:31

Pledge to raise country's public research funding to £12.5 billion in 2021–22.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23028

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Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:10

Astronomers expand ideas of how chemistry and geology could affect chances for life on other worlds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23023

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