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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...

Citation Is Not the Only Impact
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Citation Is Not the Only Impact

What makes good science? And how do Nature's editors select papers to publish?

Many Junior Scientists Need to Take a Hard Look at Their Job Prospects
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Many Junior Scientists Need to Take a Hard Look at Their Job Prospects

International science is training many more Ph.D. students than the academic system can support.

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.

Gravitational Wave Detection Wins Physics Nobel
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Gravitational Wave Detection Wins Physics Nobel

Three physicists who had leading roles in the first direct detection of gravitational waves have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire
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'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire

Researchers are at odds over when to dub a discovery 'significant'.

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...

Monument to Peer Review Unveiled in Moscow
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Monument to Peer Review Unveiled in Moscow

A 1.5-tonne stone tribute to peer review is the latest addition to Moscow's rich cultural heritage.

Earth-Observing Companies Push for More-Advanced Science Satellites
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Earth-Observing Companies Push for More-Advanced Science Satellites

Never have so many private eyes looked down at Earth.

Biology Needs More Staff Scientists
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Biology Needs More Staff Scientists

Most research institutions are essentially collections of independent laboratories, each run by principal investigators who head a team of trainees.

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...

The DIY Electronics Transforming Research
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The DIY Electronics Transforming Research

A research subject watches a brush slowly stroking a rubber hand on a table in front of her, while her own hand—hidden from view—experiences the same stimulation...

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.
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