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Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake

16 August 2017
 
 

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California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

16 August 2017
 
 

Effort backed by the state's flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

China's embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions

16 August 2017
 
 

Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
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China launches brain-imaging factory

15 August 2017
 
 

Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscience Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow

15 August 2017
 
 

Multi-lab efforts point the way to shoring up the reliability of field studies. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

A little democracy could go a long way

15 August 2017
 
 

The Middle East is freezing out Qatar. A science academy could help — and would set an important precedent for the region, says Ehsan Masood. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ecologists protest Australia's plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network

14 August 2017
 
 

Scientists say the move will reduce the country's capacity to predict future ecosystem changes. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Stop hoarding ancient bones, plead archaeologists

11 August 2017
 
 

Scientists call for wider access to rare samples rich in DNA. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science

11 August 2017
 
 

Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Massive El Niño sent greenhouse-gas emissions soaring

10 August 2017
 
 

Disruptive weather pattern in 2014–2016 spurred tropical forests to pump out 3 billion tonnes of carbon. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

US biomedical-research facilities unprepared for attacks and natural disasters

10 August 2017
 
 

Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sea snakes lose their stripes to deal with pollution

10 August 2017
 
 

Melanin pigment in darkened skin binds to pollutants and helps animals rid themselves of chemicals. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to map the circuits that define us

09 August 2017
 
 

Neuroscientists want to understand how tangles of neurons produce complex behaviours, but even the simplest networks defy understanding. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thousands across India march in support of science

09 August 2017
 
 

Protesters demand respect for research — but some scientists were told to stay away. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Telescope protest, GM salmon and a giant 'dead zone'

09 August 2017
 
 

The week in science: 4–10 August 2017. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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