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Eye-opening picture of fetal immune system emerges

14 June 2017

Human fetuses have an immune system that acts differently from the adult version. Read More


The 'time machine' reconstructing ancient Venice's social networks

14 June 2017

Machine-learning project will analyse 1,000 years of maps and manuscripts from the floating city's golden age. Read More


Plutonium accident, ancient amber and a call to climate scientists

14 June 2017

The week in science: 9–15 June 2017. Read More

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Let Trump claim a better deal on climate

14 June 2017

If we can stomach it, a 'renegotiation' of the Paris Agreement could help us all, says Elliot Diringer. Read More


US mental-health agency's push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

13 June 2017

Analysis reveals that the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health has fallen by 45% since the agency began to focus on the biological roots of disease. Read More


Resistance to last-ditch antibiotic has spread farther than anticipated

12 June 2017

Emergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise. Read More


Bats are global reservoir for deadly coronaviruses

12 June 2017

Finding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people. Read More


Ecologists warn of Japanese badger cull 'crisis'

09 June 2017

Population crash feared amid a fad for badger meat. Read More


Shining a light on the dark corners of the web

09 June 2017

Cybercrime researcher Gianluca Stringhini explains how he studies hate speech and fake news on the underground network 4chan. Read More


UK scientists hope for softened Brexit after shock election result

09 June 2017

Conservative party loses majority but aims to form government. Read More


NIH scraps plans for cap on research grants

08 June 2017

Agency plans to set up a separate fund for early- to mid-career investigators to help lower average age of NIH grantees. Read More


Text-mining tool seeks out 'hidden data'

08 June 2017

Wide-Open checks that the data sets underlying published studies are made freely available. Read More


United States revives space-policy council after 24-year absence

07 June 2017

US vice-president to head group overseeing civilian and military space activities. Read More


Physicists have finally created a 2D magnet

07 June 2017

Just one atom thick, the magnet will allow researchers to perform previously impossible experiments. Read More


Oldest Homo sapiens fossil claim rewrites our species' history

07 June 2017

Remains from Morocco dated to 315,000 years ago push back our species' origins by 100,000 years — and suggest we didn't evolve only in East Africa. Read More

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