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  • Featured  

What does 2017 hold for science?


Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover. Read More

  • Latest News  

NASA sets sights on asteroid exploration

04 January 2017

Missions to visit Trojan asteroids, and the metallic asteroid Psyche, would launch in 2021 and 2023. Read More


US scientists fear new restrictions on fetal-tissue research

04 January 2017

House Republicans conclude that tissue from aborted fetuses is of limited value for research and seek to reduce funding. Read More


Mysterious cosmic radio blasts traced to surprising source

04 January 2017

Repeating bursts come from a faint, distant dwarf galaxy. Read More

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Google reveals secret test of AI bot to beat top Go players

04 January 2017

Updated version of DeepMind's AlphaGo program behind mystery online competitor. Read More


What's killing the world's shorebirds?

04 January 2017

Researchers brave polar bears, mosquitoes and gull attacks in the Canadian Arctic to investigate an alarming die off Read More


China's ivory ban, spine-disease drug and dark-matter pioneer dies

04 January 2017

The week in science. Read More


Scientists should not resign themselves to Brexit

04 January 2017

Leaving the European Union is not yet a done deal, and UK researchers must look past a pay-off and take a stand, says Colin Macilwain. Read More


Argentina's researchers occupy science ministry

03 January 2017

Young scientists angry at budget cuts say they have been denied permanent jobs. Read More


Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

03 January 2017

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines. Read More 


3D ocean map tracks ecosystems in unprecedented detail

03 January 2017

Tool to divide water masses into precise categories can help in conservation planning. Read More


Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

23 December 2016

Libraries pursue alternative delivery routes after licence negotiations break down. Read More


Bat banter is surprisingly nuanced

22 December 2016

The racket that Egyptian fruit bats make when jammed next to each other contains information about food, sleeping arrangements and mating attempts. Read More


Fatal French clinical trial failed to check data before raising drug dose 

22 December 2016

Revelation from drug firm Bial prompts criticism from pharmacologists. Read More


2017 sneak peek: What the new year holds for science

22 December 2016

Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover. Read More


Brain scan hints at first simple test for concussion

22 December 2016

Small study suggests long-sought biological marker for brain injuries. Read More


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