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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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