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 2018-09-20 18:37 

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World's first animal was a pancake-shaped prehistoric ocean dweller...

Fossils of ancient sea creatures answer a long-standing question about how animals became bigger and more complex....

 2018-09-20 18:37 

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A new way to capture the brain’s electrical symphony...

How voltage readings from individual neurons could power the next revolution in neuroscience....

 2018-09-20 02:37 

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African and Asian researchers are hampered by visa problems...

Researchers from these continents are three to four times more likely to experience visa problems when travelling for work than are Europeans and Americans....

 2018-09-20 02:37 

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Huge peer-review study reveals lack of women and non-Westerners...

Analysis of thousands of journal submissions at eLife journal shows that these groups are also under-represented as senior authors and editors....

 2018-09-20 02:37 

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Top US science agency unveils hotly anticipated harassment policy...

The National Science Foundation's rules for reporting harassment by grant recipients are the strictest yet instituted by a US government science agency....

 2018-09-19 02:37 

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Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists...

In a multi-'cat' experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim....

 2018-09-19 02:37 

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Prehistoric children as young as eight worked as brickmakers and miners...

Bones and artefacts suggest that kids laboured at skilled tasks thousands of years ago....

 2018-09-18 22:37 

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Prominent palaeontologist loses £1-million grant following bullying investigation...

Nicholas Longrich has been disciplined by the University of Bath, UK, for breaching its anti-harassment policy....

 2018-09-18 22:37 

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Revamped US biodefence strategy adds natural disasters and lab accidents...

White House also says it will support programme to boost outbreak detection and response in developing countries....

 2018-09-18 10:36 

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Glitch interrupts space mission to map Earth's gravity...

Instrument trouble forces twin satellites to stop collecting data....

 2018-09-18 10:36 

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Mass resignation guts board of prestigious Cochrane Collaboration...

Governing board of the evidence-based medicine group may now be dissolved entirely....

 2018-09-18 10:36 

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NIH set to strengthen its sexual-harassment policies...

Agency plans to create central reporting system and launch training and education campaigns....

 2018-09-18 10:36 

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Judge dismisses criminal charges against US university chemist over lab death...

Patrick Harran faced charges after a research assistant died in a chemical fire....

 2018-09-17 16:22 

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AI helps unlock ‘dark matter’ of bizarre superconductors...

Machine learning supports 20-year-old theory of bizarre electron behaviour in high-temperature superconductor....

 2018-09-17 16:21 

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Australia has no climate-change policy — again...

Scientists say the country will now struggle to meet it commitments to the Paris agreement....

 2018-09-14 16:40 

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Stand back, Aquaman: Harpoon-throwing satellite takes aim at space junk...

Experimental spacecraft will fling a net and shoot a spear at targets in space....

 2018-09-14 12:40 

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The storm researchers on the watch as Hurricane Florence approaches...

Nature talks to Rick Luettich, whose team in North Carolina is busy trying to predict the impacts of a powerful — and unusual — tempest....

 2018-09-14 12:40 

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France admits role in torturing and murdering a mathematician during Algerian war...

President Macron's acknowledgement that the army killed Maurice Audin prompts wider admission that torture was 'legally' used during the conflict....

 2018-09-13 16:40 

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Europe’s academics fail to report results for 90% of clinical trials...

But nearly 70% of industry-sponsored trials report their results within a year of ending....

 2018-09-13 16:40 

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Ten years after the economic crash, R&D funding is better than ever...

The funding by businesses dipped after the crash, offset in some regions by rises in government funding....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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How to get a funded internship in industry...

The US National Science Foundation is expanding an internship programme for graduate students....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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World’s oldest drawing is Stone Age crayon doodle...

'Hashtag' pattern drawn on rock in South African cave is 73,000 years old....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Pioneering RNA researcher wins prestigious Lasker Award...

Other recipients of the US$250,000 prizes include researchers who worked on anaesthesiology and DNA structure....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Celebrate the mathematics of Emmy Noether...

An algebra pioneer who faced discrimination deserves wider recognition on the centenary of her namesake theorem....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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US EPA proposes weaker methane rule for oil and gas industry...

The plan would reduce the number of emissions checks that oil and gas facilities must perform every year....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Don’t forget people in the use of big data for development...

Information from satellites, mobile phones and other sources is not a panacea for international-development problems, warns Joshua Blumenstock....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Health data overlooks Europe’s most vulnerable citizens...

World Health Organization warns that initiatives to collect health information are missing out people living in poverty....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Why you need an agenda for meetings with your principal investigator...

A list of talking points can help with navigating potentially difficult topics and sticky negotiations....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days...

To highlight uncertain norms in authorship, John P. A. Ioannidis, Richard Klavans and Kevin W. Boyack identified the most prolific scientists of recent years....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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Huge genetic-screening effort helps pinpoint roots of breast cancer...

Scientists have sifted through thousands of genetic sequences in search of those that could foster tumours....

 2018-09-13 08:40 

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The self-made women who created the Myers–Briggs...

S. Alexander Haslam enjoys the tale of how a questionable personality quiz went global....

 2018-09-13 08:39 

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A fieldwork flop needn’t be a disaster...

Lots of things can and will go wrong in the field, but there are ways to rescue the work and learn from your mishaps....

 2018-09-13 08:39 

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The hidden lives of deep-sea creatures caught on camera...

Super-sensitive devices capture bioluminescent displays and other behaviours long shrouded in darkness....

 2018-09-11 00:39 

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Pivotal CRISPR patent battle won by Broad Institute...

Team from the University of California, Berkeley, loses appeal over coveted gene-editing technology....

 2018-09-11 00:39 

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How AI technology can tame the scientific literature...

As artificially intelligent tools for literature and data exploration evolve, developers seek to automate how hypotheses are generated and validated....

 2018-09-11 00:39 

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NASA probe will track melting polar ice in unprecedented detail...

The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite can measure changes in ice thickness to within half a centimetre....

 2018-09-10 08:38 

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The key to a happy lab life is in the manual...

A well-crafted set of guidelines and advice can save time, reassure trainees and promote a positive lab culture, argues Mariam Aly....

 2018-09-10 08:38 

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Jupiter’s magnetic field revealed by the Juno spacecraft...

Maps of Jupiter's magnetic field probe the planet's interior....

 2018-09-10 08:37 

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Five steps to improve air-quality forecasts...

A worldwide monitoring and modelling network would reduce the dramatic toll of air pollution on health and food production, urge Rajesh Kumar and colleagues....

 2018-09-10 08:37 

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Why New Zealand is an attractive destination for scientists...

The nation's fertile research landscape, combined with a sustained funding drive, makes it a rewarding place to work....

 2018-09-10 08:37 

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Ribosome reader to Royal Society leader: a biologist’s road to the Nobel...

Georgina Ferry enjoys Venki Ramakrishnan's account of a stunning feat in structural biology....

 2018-09-07 20:36 

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Raging wildfires send scientists scrambling to study health effects...

Blazes have created natural experiments in Montana and California towns, and a monkey-breeding colony....

 2018-09-07 12:36 

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NASA's latest exoplanet hunter spots dozens of potential new worlds...

Astronomers are poring over the candidates from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to confirm how many are bona fide planets....

 2018-09-07 12:36 

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Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends...

Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least....

 2018-09-07 12:36 

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South Africa pushes science to improve daily life...

Sweeping policy changes aim to refocus research efforts on poverty, unemployment, drought and other national problems....

 2018-09-07 12:36 

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Science academies urge paper ballots for all US elections...

No Internet technology is safe, secure or reliable for voting, finds National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine....

 2018-09-06 16:35 

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Pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3-million Breakthrough Prize...

Astrophysicist plans to spend prize money — awarded 50 years after the discovery — on increasing diversity in science....

 2018-09-05 20:35 

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Google unveils search engine for open data...

The new feature, called Google Dataset Search, locates open data repositories, and should help researchers to find the data they need more easily....

 2018-09-05 20:35 

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Australian fur-seal pups in decline for first time in three decades...

Researchers fear that finding could be start of a sustained decline....

 2018-09-05 16:35 

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The quest to conquer Earth’s space junk problem...

Zombie satellites, rocket shards and collision debris are creating major traffic risks in orbits around the planet. Researchers are working to reduce the threats posed by more than 20,000 objects in space....

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