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UK government announces research-spending hike ahead of budget
  • Sat, 25 Nov 2017 11:19

Pledge would raise country’s public research funding to £12.5 billion in 2021–22.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23028 Nature News & Comm...

Zimbabwe’s researchers hope political change will revitalize science
  • Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:52

Academics optimistic that the end of Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule could boost research and international collaboration.Nature News doi: 10.1...

Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence
  • Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:21

Letter from Nobel prizewinners denounces plight of Ahmadreza Djalali.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23037 Nature News & Comment

How alkali flies stay dry
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:46

Waxy and hairy covering enables flies to dive underwater without getting wet.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23027 Nature News & Comment

European Medicines Agency to move to Amsterdam
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:30

The European Union’s drug regulatory body will leave London because of the United Kingdom’s Brexit plans.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23...

Hungary rewards highly cited scientists with bonus grants
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:07

Some top researchers prosper in Hungary as country tries to improve its international standing in science.Nature 551 425 doi: 10.1038/551425a Nature ...

AI-controlled brain implants for mood disorders tested in people
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:33

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

Lightning makes new isotopes
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:57

Physicists show that thunderstorms trigger nuclear reactions in the atmosphere.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23033 Nature News & Comment

Black academics soon to outnumber white researchers in South Africa
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:27

Legacy of apartheid means academia has remained largely white.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23030 Nature News & Comment

Online software spots genetic errors in cancer papers
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:49

Tool to scrutinize research papers identifies mistakes in gene sequences.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23003 Nature News & Comment

Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:02

Astronomers expand ideas of how chemistry and geology could affect chances for life on other worlds.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23023 Natu...

Sex matters in experiments on party drug — in mice
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00

Ketamine lifts rodents' mood only if administered by male researchers.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23022 Nature News & Comment

Race for quantum supremacy hits theoretical quagmire
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:48

It’s far from obvious how to tell whether a quantum computer can outperform a classical one, says Philip Ball.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017...

Computer science: Visionary of virtual reality
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:38

Aldo Faisal explores the immersive journey of technology pioneer Jaron Lanier.Nature 551 298 doi: 10.1038/551298a Nature News & Comment

Giant telescope’s mobile-phone ‘dead zones’ rile South African residents
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:02

Sensitive radio dishes of the Square Kilometre Array will affect phone reception — and could harm local economies, say farmers.Nature News doi: 10...

Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:35

Club of physics funding agencies pushes for projects including a neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017....

What countries' constitutions reveal about how societies evolve
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:28

Analyses of governing documents from 194 countries could help people fighting for human and environmental rights.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.201...

Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00

National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide additional financial support for Puerto Rico facility.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature....

Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:57

TB remains a big killer despite the development of a better test for detecting the disease.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23000 Nature News &...

Economics: How science got a golden ticket
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:47

Ehsan Masood hails an account of the mixed implications of governments valuing research as an investment.Nature 551 297 doi: 10.1038/551297a Nature N...

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