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Growth spurts may determine a lamprey's sex

Mié, 03/29/2017 - 13:00

The parasitic fish could be the first case of growth-dependent sex determination.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21724

Brexit triggered, preprint push and a stem-cell first

Mié, 03/29/2017 - 09:47

The week in science: 24–30 March 2017.

Nature 543 594 doi: 10.1038/543594a

Battle between quantum and thermodynamic laws heats up

Mié, 03/29/2017 - 06:30

Physicists try to rebuild the laws of heat and energy for processes at a quantum scale.

Nature 543 597 doi: 10.1038/543597a

How giant marine reptiles terrorized the ancient seas

Mié, 03/29/2017 - 06:30

Ichthyosaurs were some of the largest and most mysterious predators to ever prowl the oceans. Now they are giving up their secrets.

Nature 543 603 doi: 10.1038/543603a

Brexit must preserve advisory networks

Mié, 03/29/2017 - 03:26

Policymakers in charge of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union have a duty to maintain benefits of collaboration, says James Wilsdon.

Nature 543 591 doi: 10.1038/543591a

How Brexit is changing the lives of eight researchers

Mié, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

The months between the Brexit vote and this week's triggering of Article 50 have been a turbulent time for scientists — and things show no sign of calming.

Nature 543 600 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21714

Rare sighting reveals deep-sea octopus's unusual breakfast

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 17:05

Video confirms the cephalopod feeds on gelatinous creatures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21725

How Trump plans to wipe out Obama-era climate rules

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 14:02

The US president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse limits on carbon emissions from power plants.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21726

Japanese man is first to receive 'reprogrammed' stem cells from another person

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 14:02

World-first transplant to treat macular degeneration could augur rise of iPS cell banks

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21730

Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 11:00

Gut bacteria and altered metabolic pathways are suspects in mysterious disease.

Nature 543 602 doi: 10.1038/543602a

Cruel fusion: What a young man’s death means for childhood cancer

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 11:00

Epigenetic discoveries are fuelling renewed interest in the fusion proteins that have bedevilled cancer biologists.

Nature 543 608 doi: 10.1038/543608a

Mini reproductive system on a chip mimics human menstrual cycle

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 11:00

Researchers create models of organs such as a uterus and cervix in the laboratory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21712

Europe can build on scientific intuition

Mar, 03/28/2017 - 11:00

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

Planet-sized 'waves' spotted in the Sun's atmosphere

Lun, 03/27/2017 - 12:00

Long-sought features may help researchers to improve models of solar activity and predict space weather.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21704

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