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The Internet of Things Comes to the Lab
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The Internet of Things Comes to the Lab

Out of town for the US 4 July holiday, Kyle Turner got news that no lab manager wants to hear: his freezer was dying.

Rumours Swirl About Trump's Science Adviser Pick
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Rumours Swirl About Trump's Science Adviser Pick

US President Donald Trump has met with two rumoured front-runners for the role of White House science adviser.

Peaceful European Union Starts to Fund Military Research
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Peaceful European Union Starts to Fund Military Research

Faced with a changing world order and buffeted by a slew of political crises and terrorist attacks, the historically civilian European Union is bolstering its military...

Controversial Impact Factor Gets a Heavyweight Rival
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Controversial Impact Factor Gets a Heavyweight Rival

One of science's most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of...

Scientists Can Publish Their Best Work at Any Age
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Scientists Can Publish Their Best Work at Any Age

Hoping that your next paper will be the big one?

Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops
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Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops

When crop engineers from around the world gathered in London in late October, their research goals were ambitious: to make rice that uses water more efficiently...

The Power of Prediction Markets
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The Power of Prediction Markets

It was a great way to mix science with gambling, says Anna Dreber.

Where Nobel Winners Get Their Start
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Where Nobel Winners Get Their Start

There are many ways to rank universities, but one that's rarely considered is how many of their graduates make extraordinary contributions to society.

There Is a Blind Spot in AI Research
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There Is a Blind Spot in AI Research

This week, the White House published its report on the future of artificial intelligence (AI)—a product of four workshops held between May and July 2016 in Seattle...

Why Big Pharma Wants to Collect 2 Million Genomes
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Why Big Pharma Wants to Collect 2 Million Genomes

Five months after announcing its intentions to gather genome sequences from 2 million people, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has selected geneticist David Goldstein...

Deep-Sea Microbes, Simple Medical Diagnostic Tools and Complex Computing Win 2016 MacArthur 'Genius Grants'
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Deep-Sea Microbes, Simple Medical Diagnostic Tools and Complex Computing Win 2016 MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

Victoria Orphan, a geobiologist and explorer of marine life on the sea floor, is one of eight scientists to win a 'genius grant' this year from the philanthropic...

Titanic Clash Over CRISPR Patents Turns Ugly
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Titanic Clash Over CRISPR Patents Turns Ugly

Geneticist George Church has pioneered methods for sequencing and altering genomes.

Europe Proposes Copyright Reform to Help Scientists Mine Research Papers
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Europe Proposes Copyright Reform to Help Scientists Mine Research Papers

The European Commission has announced long-awaited plans to make it easier for researchers to harvest facts and data from research papers—by freeing the computer...

Why Scientists Must Share Their Research Code
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Why Scientists Must Share Their Research Code

Many scientists worry over the reproducibility of wet-lab experiments, but data scientist Victoria Stodden's focus is on how to validate computational research:...

Computers on the Reef
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Computers on the Reef

Blue spires seem to pop out of the photograph in one place; a patch of bushy forms of pinkish-purple in another.

Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'Families'
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Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'Families'

Most of the world's mathematicians fall into just 24 scientific 'families', one of which dates back to the fifteenth century.

Obama's Science Legacy: Betting Big on Biomedical Science
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Obama's Science Legacy: Betting Big on Biomedical Science

When president-elect Barack Obama chose physicist John Holdren as his top science adviser in December 2008, some biomedical researchers worried that the pick signalled...

China, Japan, CERN: Who Will Host the Next LHC?
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China, Japan, CERN: Who Will Host the Next LHC?

It was a triumph for particle physics—and many were keen for a piece of the action.

Replications, Ridicule and a Recluse: The Controversy Over NgAgo Gene-Editing Intensifies
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Replications, Ridicule and a Recluse: The Controversy Over NgAgo Gene-Editing Intensifies

A controversy is escalating over whether a gene-editing technique proposed as an alternative to the popular CRISPR–Cas9 system actually works.

'Kudos' Promises to Help Scientists Promote Their Papers to New Audiences
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'Kudos' Promises to Help Scientists Promote Their Papers to New Audiences

Few people have heard of Michele Tobias's research field—and even fewer study it.
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