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Deforestation spikes in Brazilian Amazon

30 November 2016

Illegal land clearing hits its highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack. Read More


Big biology projects warm up to preprints

30 November 2016

Consortium backed by US National Institutes of Health is first major biology programme to mandate online publication of results ahead of peer review. Read More


UK moves closer to allowing 'three-parent' babies

30 November 2016

Scientists say mitochondrial-replacement therapy is ready for tests in the clinic. Read More

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Can old computers bring Palestinians and Israelis together?

30 November 2016

Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem. Read More


Tracking the Trump transition, agency by agency

30 November 2016

Nature's list of the key issues and appointments facing US government science agencies. Read More


Chernobyl's shield, dodo skeleton and HIV vaccines

30 November 2016

The week in science: 25 November–1 December 2016. Read More


Experimental treatments aim to prevent brain damage in babies

30 November 2016

Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients. Read More


Trump's pick for US health secretary has pushed to cut science spending

29 November 2016

Tom Price, Republican congressman from Georgia, has a thin track-record on science and research issues. Read More


Science Europe lobby group hit by sudden exodus

29 November 2016

Brussels-based advocacy group aimed to provide single voice for scientists in the EU – but is losing members. Read More


Speedy Antarctic drills start hunt for Earth's oldest ice

29 November 2016

British team is first to seek site of 1.5-million-year-old sample. Read More


Weaponized antibodies use new tricks to fight cancer

29 November 2016

Next generation of Trojan-horse drugs designed to minimize damage to healthy cells. Read More


Post-truth: a guide for the perplexed

28 November 2016

If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation. Read More


Living cells bind silicon and carbon for the first time

24 November 2016

Modified bacterial enzyme taught to make bonds that evolution avoids. Read More


Failed Alzheimer's trial does not kill leading theory of disease

23 November 2016

The drug, and others based on the 'amyloid hypothesis', are still being tested in other, different trials. Read More


UK scientists excited by surprise £2-billion government windfall

23 November 2016

Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US defence department's research arm — but how much will go to basic research is unclear. Read More


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