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Billion-dollar project aims to prep vaccines before epidemics hit

18 January 2017

Massive effort plans to stockpile vaccines against future outbreaks. Read More


Controversial patient-consent proposal left out of research-ethics reforms

18 January 2017

US agency releases finalized 'Common Rule', which govern human-subjects research. Read More


Cancer reproducibility project releases first results

18 January 2017

An open-science effort to replicate dozens of cancer-biology studies is off to a confusing start. Read More

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Do you speak virus? Phages caught sending chemical messages

18 January 2017

A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts. Read More


The $2.4-billion plan to steal a rock from Mars

18 January 2017

NASA is now building the rover that it hopes will bring back signs of life on the red planet. Read More


Trump nominees talk science: As it happened

18 January 2017

President-elect's picks to lead environment and health agencies testify before Congress. Read More


Marijuana's benefits, Antarctic ice cracks and a $500-million donation

18 January 2017

The week in science: 13–19 January 2017. Read More


Controversial website that lists 'predatory' publishers shuts down

18 January 2017

Librarian Jeffrey Beall won't say why he has unpublished his widely read blog. Read More


Space-weather forecast to improve with European satellite

18 January 2017

Probe could give early warnings of catastrophic solar storms heading for Earth. Read More


India's first GM food crop held up by lawsuit

18 January 2017

Scientists accused of deceiving the public about benefits of transgenic mustard. Read More


Give the public the tools to trust scientists

17 January 2017

Anita Makri argues that the form of science communicated in popular media leaves the public vulnerable to false certainty. Read More


Croatia's science minister rejects calls to resign amid plagiarism scandal

17 January 2017

Pavo Barišić says he won't step down after a parliamentary ethics committee found he copied another scholar's work. Read More


How the panda's 'thumb' evolved twice

16 January 2017

Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways. Read More


Gates Foundation research can't be published in top journals

13 January 2017

Publications such as Nature and Science have policies that clash with the global health charity's open-access mandate. Read More


Surprising contenders emerge for Trump's NIH chief

13 January 2017

A reproducibility guru, a former defence-research official and a controversial entrepreneur rumoured to be on list, along with current NIH leader and a congressman. Read More


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