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Century-old tumours offer rare cancer clues

10 May 2017

DNA sequences from 100-year-old tumour samples could bolster childhood cancer research. Read More


DIY gene engineering, an attack on Darwinism and a probe into Nazi science.

10 May 2017

The week in science: 5–11 May 2017. Read More


Science publishers try new tack to combat unauthorized paper sharing

10 May 2017

Rise in copyright breaches prompts industry to discuss ways to allow ‘fair sharing’ of articles. Read More

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The secret war against counterfeit science

10 May 2017

China has a lucrative market for fake research reagents. Some scientists are fighting back. Read More


How dingoes could be shaping Australia’s landscape

09 May 2017

New study informs a long-standing debate about how predators shape ecosystems. Read More


Former US mental-health chief leaves Google for start-up

09 May 2017

Tom Insel will help to launch a company to analyse behaviour and mental illness using smartphone data. Read More


Ghana telescope heralds first pan-African array

09 May 2017

By converting a defunct communications dish, astronomers are breaking ground on Earth and beyond. Read More


Satellite images reveal gaps in global population data

09 May 2017

Algorithms help to produce precise maps of where people in developing countries live and work. Read More


Science struggles on in my ravaged country

09 May 2017

Venezuela’s researchers strive to work amid the breakdown of democracy, often without water or power, says Benjamin Scharifker. Read More


Small-brained early human lived more recently than expected

09 May 2017

Homo naledi fossils are dated to a few hundred thousand years ago, and may have overlapped with Homo sapiens. Read More


Science can tell us only so much about Stradivarius violins

08 May 2017

There might be more to the reputation of these instruments than can be easily assessed with blind testing, says Philip Ball. Read More


Scientists relieved by Emmanuel Macron’s French election victory

08 May 2017

France's next president has vowed to ring-fence research budgets and boost innovation. Read More


French plan to create €5-billion science ‘super-campus’ in disarray

05 May 2017

Proposal to create integrated research university near Paris stymied by elite institutions’ fears of losing autonomy. Read More


NIH grant limits rile biomedical research community

05 May 2017

Scientists are split over whether limiting grant support to individuals will help young researchers or hurt collaboration. Read More


Human noise in US parks threatens wildlife

04 May 2017

Sounds of traffic and industry invade over half of protected areas. Read More

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