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These seven alien worlds could help explain how planets form

22 February 2017
 
 

The Earth-sized astronomical bounty circles a dim star that flew under the radar of exoplanet researchers. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Life expectancy set to hit 90 in South Korea

22 February 2017
 
 

By 2030, nation's girls can expect to live to 91, says statistical analysis.
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Daring deep-sea explorers, armyworm offensive and GM-rice theft

22 February 2017
 
 

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Why British universities are unlikely to accept invitation to set up campuses in France

22 February 2017
 
 

Paris consortium hopes to lure UK institutions with promise of access to European research funds after Brexit. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

An epigenetics gold rush: new controls for gene expression

22 February 2017
 
 

How rediscovered chemical tags on DNA and RNA are shaking up the field. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world's most dangerous pathogens

21 February 2017
 
 

Maximum-security biolab is part of plan to build network of BSL-4 facilities across China. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Energy scientists must show their workings

21 February 2017
 
 

Public trust demands greater openness from those whose research is used to set policy, argues Stefan Pfenninger. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Delay in hiring science advisers intensifies Brexit worries

20 February 2017
 
 

Policy experts want scientists at the table when government decides on environmental protection and membership of international collaborations. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Giant crack in Antarctic ice shelf spotlights advances in glaciology

20 February 2017
 
 

Rift through Larsen C ice shelf has grown to 175 kilometres, and collapse of nearby ice shelves could offer a glimpse of its future. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

The race to map the human body — one cell at a time

20 February 2017
 
 

A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn't the end of the story

17 February 2017
 
 

From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing is still being written. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia

16 February 2017
 
 

This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ocean meadows scrub seawater of harmful bacteria

16 February 2017
 
 

Seagrasses keep waterborne pathogens in check, potentially benefiting people and coral reefs. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

16 February 2017
 
 

DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ebola funding surge hides falling investment in other neglected diseases

16 February 2017
 
 

Global research funds for these illnesses are at their lowest levels for a decade, when cash for West Africa epidemic is excluded. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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