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The hunt for rogue planets just got tougher

08 February 2017

New analyses cut down the estimated number of planets unattached to a star by half. Read More


French auditors criticize €5-billion science super-campus near Paris

08 February 2017

Would-be rival to MIT lacks strategy and governance, report says. Read More


Mars's frozen pole, Sweden's climate plan and a stem-cell trial in Japan

08 February 2017

The week in science: 3–9 February 2017. Read More

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Arctic 2.0: What happens after all the ice goes?

08 February 2017

Researchers look into the future of the far North for clues to save species and maybe even bring back sea ice. Read More


LIGO's underdog cousin ready to enhance gravitational-wave hunt

08 February 2017

It missed the historic discovery, but the Virgo lab in Italy is now primed to extend LIGO's reach and precision. Read More


Treaty to stop biopiracy threatens to delay flu vaccines

08 February 2017

Industry and public-health experts concerned about ramifications of Nagoya Protocol. Read More


The most powerful man in UK science on his new role

08 February 2017

Mark Walport will be the first head of a £6-billion “super-agency”. Read More


'Riskiest ideas' win $50 million from Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

08 February 2017

Initiative's first grants will fund a medley of wild ideas from top San Francisco Bay Area biologists, engineers and programmers. Read More


Israel edges out South Korea for top spot in research investment

07 February 2017

Two countries vie to invest more of their economy into research than anyone else. Read More


US child-health study rises from ashes of high-profile failure

07 February 2017

The government's cancelled National Children's Study has a successor that may sidestep earlier challenges. Read More


Secrets of life in a spoonful of blood

07 February 2017

The intricate development of the fetus is yielding its long-held secrets to state-of-the-art molecular technologies that can make use of the mother's blood. Read More


Science, lies and video-taped experiments

07 February 2017

Too many researchers make up or massage their data, says Timothy D. Clark. Only stringent demands for proof can stop them. Read More


Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

07 February 2017

Archaeologists worry that a museum exhibition will encourage exploitation of priceless historical sites. Read More


How plants evolved into carnivores

06 February 2017

Distantly related plants acquired their ability to eat meat through similar genetic changes. Read More


US government takes animal-welfare data offline

03 February 2017

The US Department of Agriculture will no longer make lab inspection results and violations publicly available, citing privacy concerns. Read More


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