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The strange topology that is reshaping physics

19 July 2017

Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing. Read More


Vaccines promoted as key to stamping out drug-resistant microbes

19 July 2017

Immunization can stop resistant infections before they get started, say scientists from industry and academia. Read More


Maryam Mirzakhani, quantum teleportation and the Great Red Spot

19 July 2017

The week in science: 14–20 July 2017. Read More

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The DeepMind debacle demands dialogue on data

19 July 2017

Mishandling of patient information shows how governments and companies must become more worthy of trust, says Hetan Shah. Read More


Climate scientists flock to France's call

18 July 2017

President said 'Make Our Planet Great Again' — and researchers signed up. Read More


Ancient genomes heat up dog domestication debate

18 July 2017

Results point to a single origin for modern canines and push back the timing by thousands of years. Read More


Satellite snafu masked true sea-level rise for decades

17 July 2017

Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw. Read More


European Commission urges logging ban in ancient Białowieża Forest 

14 July 2017

Europe's highest court will rule on Poland's policy that encourages tree-felling in biodiversity hotspot. Read More


US lawmakers seek $1.1-billion boost for the NIH

12 July 2017

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives also rejects a White House plan to cut 'indirect cost' payments to research institutions. Read More


Engineered cell therapy for cancer gets thumbs up from FDA advisers 

12 July 2017

Treatment shows promise in young people with leukaemia, but safety risks abound. Read More


Tricks to mute quantum noise aid hunt for gravitational waves

12 July 2017

Physicists find ways to make LIGO and other gravitational-wave detectors even more sensitive. Read More


Lights, camera, CRISPR: Biologists use gene editing to store movies in DNA

12 July 2017

Technique demonstrated in E. coli suggests ways to record key events in a cell's life. Read More


Panda diplomats, smuggled relics and a nuclear-weapons treaty

12 July 2017

The week in science: 7–13 July 2017. Read More


Ant colonies flow like fluid to build tall towers

12 July 2017

Insects' structural secrets offer model for designing swarm robots. Read More


How poverty affects the brain

12 July 2017

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development. Read More

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