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 2018-12-10 10:18 

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Ebola detectives race to identify hidden sources of infection as outbreak spreads...

Efforts to trace contacts of people with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been hampered by mistrust in conflict-ridden outbreak zone....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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South Africa’s science academy urges update to nation’s genetics laws...

Report calls for transparency over handling of genetic data collected from people in South Africa....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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Global warming will happen faster than we think...

Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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Topological-physics pioneer Shoucheng Zhang dies...

Theoretical physicist was among the first to predict that the phenomenon of topology could lead to exotic states of matter....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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US environment agency proposes loosening limits on carbon emissions from new power plants...

The regulations would make it easier to build coal-fired energy facilities....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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Global industrial carbon emissions to reach all-time high in 2018...

Latest predictions dash hopes that industrial carbon dioxide emissions have peaked....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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Why a postdoc might not advance your career...

Two studies reiterate that very few postdoctoral researchers land academic posts — and suggest that the skills postdocs learn are not sought by employers outside academia....

 2018-12-10 10:18 

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‘Little Foot’ hominin emerges from stone after millions of years...

Scientists are starting to piece together the evolution of a mysterious early human after a 20-year excavation....

 2018-12-08 02:16 

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Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world’s most vulnerable areas...

Indonesia and India are among the countries with the most people at risk....

 2018-12-06 18:15 

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Machine learning helps to hunt down the cause of a paralysing illness...

Researchers hope that by probing the immune system, they can determine why children are developing a polio-like disease....

 2018-12-06 18:15 

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Plague linked to the mysterious decline of Europe’s first farmers...

Researchers claim disease wiped out Neolithic settlers — but others aren't so sure....

 2018-12-06 14:16 

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Success for pig-to-baboon heart transplants...

An improved protocol for heart xenotransplantation....

 2018-12-06 14:16 

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Satellite pinpoints ammonia sources globally...

High-precision maps of ammonia emissions derived from satellite data....

 2018-12-06 14:15 

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Listen: Pig-heart transplants in baboons work for longer than ever before...

Improvements to process keep animals with transplanted tickers alive for three times longer....

 2018-12-06 14:15 

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Computer logic meets cell biology: how cell science is getting an upgrade...

When manipulating the functions of cells, researchers need to take a multidisciplinary approach....

 2018-12-06 14:15 

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Greenland is losing ice at fastest rate in 350 years...

Vast ice sheet's dramatic transformation revealed by ice cores, satellite data and climate models....

 2018-12-06 14:15 

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China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls...

Officials pledge support for European-led 'Plan S' to tear down journal paywalls — but it's unclear whether China will adopt its policies....

 2018-12-06 14:15 

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Bacterial defence molecules target viral DNA...

Microbes thwart viral infection using agents that can intercalate into DNA....

 2018-12-06 14:14 

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Emissions are still rising: ramp up the cuts...

With sources of renewable energy spreading fast, all sectors can do more to decarbonize the world, argue Christiana Figueres and colleagues....

 2018-12-06 14:14 

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Elusive spin textures discovered...

Merons and antimerons seen in a chiral magnet....

 2018-12-05 18:14 

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Black-hole bounty, Ebola emergency and UK science minister resigns...

The week in science: 30 November 6 December 2018....

 2018-12-05 18:14 

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Government loyalist appointed new UK science minister as Brexit woes continue...

Chris Skidmore, a historian who has been an MP since 2010, is likely to back the Prime Minister's divisive Brexit divorce deal....

 2018-12-05 18:14 

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Cancer researchers seek to harness mysterious DNA ‘super-enhancers’...

Whether DNA segments that amplify gene activity represent a previously unrecognized form of gene regulation is still under debate....

 2018-12-05 14:16 

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Big oil in the dock, the influenza trail, and insects as icons: Books in brief...

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

 2018-12-05 14:16 

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Love, death and CRISPR: an artwork...

A collaboration between geneticists and an artist invites us through the looking glass into a speculative future, finds Anna Kriebs....

 2018-12-05 14:16 

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Put more carbon in soils to meet Paris climate pledges...

Take these eight steps to make soils more resilient to drought, produce more food and store emissions, urge Cornelia Rumpel and colleagues....

 2018-12-05 14:15 

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The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB...

Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back....

 2018-12-05 14:15 

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Do luxe labs shape science?...

Kendall Powell probes a study claiming that swanky buildings spark discovery....

 2018-12-05 14:15 

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How sure are you of your result? Put a number on it...

Any scientist publishing a claim should quantify their confidence in it with a probability, argues Steven N. Goodman....

 2018-12-05 10:14 

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Researchers sign petition backing plans to end paywalls...

Online letter argues that Plan S will not impinge on academic freedom, as some critics claim....

 2018-12-05 10:14 

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Gravitational-wave astronomers detect hints of largest black-hole merger yet...

Physicists at the LIGO experiment have now detected 11 cosmic events that produce ripples in the fabric of space-time....

 2018-12-05 10:14 

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How to respond to CRISPR babies...

The claims from He Jiankui that he has used gene editing to produce twin girls demand action. A new registry of research is a good start....

 2018-12-04 14:12 

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Moon exploration is back in fashion as nations vie in space race...

As China's Chang'-4 mission is about to head off to the far side of the Moon, Nature looks at the history and future of lunar missions....

 2018-12-04 14:12 

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The secrets of Lonesome George...

Genome of legendary Galapagos giant tortoise reveals some clues about longevity....

 2018-12-04 14:12 

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These dusty young stars are changing the rules of planet-building...

Astronomers peer inside planetary nurseries for clues about how our Solar System and others came to be....

 2018-12-04 10:13 

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Meet the supervisors who helped to shape four scientists’ careers...

Knowing when to hand-hold and when to step back is crucial for helping early-career researchers....

 2018-12-04 10:13 

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Tehran’s drastic sinking exposed by satellite data...

Iran's capital city, home to 13 million people, is irreversibly sinking by 0.25 metres each year....

 2018-12-04 10:12 

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Geologists are measuring bullet damage to ancient Middle Eastern settlements...

The ultimate goal is to inform efforts to conserve or repair heritage sites....

 2018-12-04 10:12 

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Engineer by training, craftsperson at heart...

Duanduan Han describes how she has made her lab experiments and hobbies complement each other....

 2018-11-30 19:27 

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First CRISPR babies: 6 questions that remain...

Startling human-genome editing claim leaves many open questions, from He Jiankui's next move to the future of the field....

 2018-11-30 19:27 

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Black holes, shark skin and cockatoo tools — November’s best science images...

The month's sharpest science shots — selected by Nature's photo team....

 2018-11-30 15:27 

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China set to launch first-ever spacecraft to the far side of the Moon...

Instruments on board the lander will carry out the first radio astronomy observations from the Moon's far surface....

 2018-11-30 11:27 

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Algeria fossils cast doubt on East Africa as sole origin of stone tools...

The discovery pushes back the evidence of hominins in Algeria by 600,000 years, and suggests tool use arose in different parts of Africa independently....

 2018-11-30 11:27 

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Venice anti-flood gates could wreck lagoon ecosystem...

Instead, researchers suggest injecting fluid cement or water below ground to lift the entire city....

 2018-11-30 11:26 

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UN treaty agrees to limit gene drives but rejects a moratorium...

Treaty's vague language on how researchers can release engineered organisms has both opponents and supporters of the technology claiming victory....

 2018-11-30 11:26 

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Statistical pitfalls of personalized medicine...

Misleading terminology and arbitrary divisions stymie drug trials and can give false hope about the potential of tailoring drugs to individuals, warns Stephen Senn....

 2018-11-29 19:25 

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Podcast: Atomic clock accuracy and wind farm worries...

Hear the biggest stories from the world of science | 28 November 2018...

 2018-11-29 19:25 

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Asteroid-sampling mission zeroes in on tiny space rock...

US spacecraft aims to return the largest trove of space dirt to Earth since NASA's final Apollo mission in the 1970s....

 2018-11-28 19:22 

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CRISPR-baby scientist fails to satisfy critics...

He Jiankui gives talk about controversial genome-edited baby claim, but ethical questions remain....

 2018-11-28 11:22 

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Nations must triple efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions...

Immediate, drastic action is needed to keep global warming under 2 C, according to United Nations report....

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