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Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake

Mié, 08/16/2017 - 11:14

The week in science: 11–17 August 2017.

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California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

Mié, 08/16/2017 - 11:14

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

Mysteries of Sun’s corona on view during upcoming eclipse

Mié, 08/16/2017 - 11:14

From ground, sky and space, researchers are ready to test latest technologies on the Great American Eclipse.

Nature 548 146 doi: 10.1038/548146a

China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions

Mié, 08/16/2017 - 05:09

Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases.

Nature 548 272 doi: 10.1038/548272a

China launches brain-imaging factory

Mar, 08/15/2017 - 19:59

Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscience

Nature 548 268 doi: 10.1038/548268a

Commit to talks on patient data and public health

Mar, 08/15/2017 - 19:59

Gene-edited embryos are exciting, but the truly urgent conversations concern genomic medicine, says Vivienne Parry.

Nature 548 137 doi: 10.1038/548137a

Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow

Mar, 08/15/2017 - 10:42

Multi-lab efforts point the way to shoring up the reliability of field studies.

Nature 548 271 doi: 10.1038/548271a

A little democracy could go a long way

Mar, 08/15/2017 - 04:29

The Middle East is freezing out Qatar. A science academy could help — and would set an important precedent for the region, says Ehsan Masood.

Nature 548 261 doi: 10.1038/548261a

Ecologists protest Australia’s plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network

Lun, 08/14/2017 - 10:15

Scientists say the move will reduce the country’s capacity to predict future ecosystem changes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22453

Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science

Vie, 08/11/2017 - 12:06

Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22442

Stop hoarding ancient bones, plead archaeologists

Vie, 08/11/2017 - 12:06

Scientists call for wider access to rare samples rich in DNA.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22445

Ancient genomes show how maize adapted to life at high altitudes

Vie, 08/11/2017 - 09:05

Changes to flowering times helped the staple crop spread into new areas thousands of years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22403

Massive El Niño sent greenhouse-gas emissions soaring

Jue, 08/10/2017 - 14:50

Disruptive weather pattern in 2014–2016 spurred tropical forests to pump out 3 billion tonnes of carbon.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22440

US biomedical research facilities still unprepared for natural disasters and attacks

Jue, 08/10/2017 - 14:50

Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22446

Sea snakes lose their stripes to deal with pollution

Jue, 08/10/2017 - 11:41

Melanin pigment in darkened skin binds to pollutants and helps animals rid themselves of chemicals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22441

Authors retract controversial NgAgo gene-editing study

Jue, 08/10/2017 - 11:41

Researchers pull study after several failed attempts by others to replicate findings describing a proposed alternative to CRISPR.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22412