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How to Make Replication the Norm
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How to Make Replication the Norm

Replication is essential for building confidence in research studies, yet it is still the exception rather than the rule.

China Declared World's Largest Producer of Scientific Articles
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China Declared World's Largest Producer of Scientific Articles

For the first time, China has overtaken the United States in terms of the total number of science publications, according to statistics compiled by the US National...

China Enters the Battle For AI Talent
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China Enters the Battle For AI Talent

A mountainous district in western Beijing known for its temples and mushroom production is tipped to become China's hub for industries based on artificial intelligence...

Five Ways to Fix Statistics
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Five Ways to Fix Statistics

As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change...

Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'dead Zones' Rile South African Residents
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Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'dead Zones' Rile South African Residents

A map showing how mobile-phone use might be restricted because of a giant radio telescope in South Africa has angered people who will live near the instrument—deepening...

The Shape of Work to Come 
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The Shape of Work to Come 

Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales force with artificial intelligence.

The Future of Dna Sequencing
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The Future of Dna Sequencing

Forty years ago, two papers1, 2 described the first tractable methods for determining the order of the chemical bases in stretches of DNA. Before these 1977 publications...

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of 23andme
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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of 23andme

There's a placard in Anne Wojcicki's office enshrining the attitude that nearly ran her company, 23andme, aground.

China's Quest to Become a Space Science Superpower
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China's Quest to Become a Space Science Superpower

Time seems to move faster at the National Space Science Center on the outskirts of Beijing.

Metrology Is Key to Reproducing Results
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Metrology Is Key to Reproducing Results

Imagine you are a policymaker who needs to know how much carbon is stored in the South American forest.

Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play
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Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play

The US mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, whose life spanned the tumultuous, technologically explosive twentieth century, is often called the...

Image Doctoring Must Be Halted
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Image Doctoring Must Be Halted

Seven years ago, a cover of The Economist showed Barack Obama, head down on a Louisiana beach in front of an oil rig—the picture of lonely despair.

China Cracks Down on Fake Peer Reviews
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China Cracks Down on Fake Peer Reviews

The Chinese government is going on the offensive against scientists who dupe journals by creating fraudulent reviews of submitted papers.

AI Summit Aims to Help World's Poorest
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AI Summit Aims to Help World's Poorest

In the world's wealthiest neighbourhoods, artificial intelligence (AI) systems are starting to steer self-driving cars down the streets, and homeowners are giving...

Track How Technology Is Transforming Work
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Track How Technology Is Transforming Work

Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50...

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 ­nion Starts to Fund Military Research
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Peaceful European ­nion 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...
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