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Bat cave solves mystery of deadly SARS virus — and suggests new outbreak could occur

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Bat cave solves mystery of deadly SARS virus — and suggests new outbreak could occur

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/d41586-017-07766-9

Author: David Cyranoski

Chinese scientists find all the genetic building blocks of SARS in a single population of horseshoe bats.

Categories: Literature

Scientists want in on humanity's next big space station

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Scientists want in on humanity's next big space station

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/d41586-017-07869-3

Author: Elizabeth Gibney

Space agencies are planning a Deep Space Gateway to orbit the Moon.

Categories: Literature

Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/d41586-017-07817-1

Author: Quirin Schiermeier

Negotiations to reduce journal prices and promote open access are progressing slowly.

Categories: Literature

The labs that forge distant planets here on Earth

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

The labs that forge distant planets here on Earth

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/d41586-017-07844-y

Author: Shannon Hall

High-pressure experiments explore what it might take to make exoplanets habitable

Categories: Literature

Use machine learning to find energy materials 

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Use machine learning to find energy materials 

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07820-6

Authors: Phil De Luna , Jennifer Wei , Yoshua Bengio , Alán Aspuru-Guzik & Edward Sargent

Artificial intelligence can speed up research into new photovoltaic, battery and carbon-capture materials, argue Edward Sargent, Alán Aspuru-Guzikand colleagues.

Categories: Literature

The doubly dextrous physics of Enrico Fermi

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

The doubly dextrous physics of Enrico Fermi

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07830-4

Author: Catherine Westfall

Catherine Westfall lauds a candid life of a Manhattan Project scientist at home in theory and experimentation.

Categories: Literature

How Viennese scientists fought the dogma, propaganda and prejudice of the 1930s

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

How Viennese scientists fought the dogma, propaganda and prejudice of the 1930s

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07819-z

Author: Jordi Cat

Jordi Cat on a history of empirical thinkers whose world view was a beacon in an irrational era.

Categories: Literature

Save Iran’s cheetah from extinction

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Save Iran’s cheetah from extinction

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08183-8

Authors: Jamshid Parchizadeh & Samual T. Williams

Categories: Literature

Celebrate results of German excellence initiative

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Celebrate results of German excellence initiative

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08186-5

Author: Inna Sokolova

Categories: Literature

Gauging the risk from US nuclear waste

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Gauging the risk from US nuclear waste

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08188-3

Author: Rodney C. Ewing

Categories: Literature

Scrap very useless qualifiers in research papers

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Scrap very useless qualifiers in research papers

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08190-9

Author: Stephen K. Donovan

Categories: Literature

Frank Brown (1943-2017)

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Frank Brown (1943-2017)

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07832-2

Author: Bernard Wood

Geologist who helped to build the timeline for the origins of humankind.

Categories: Literature

Please consider my science-fiction story

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Please consider my science-fiction story

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07849-7

Author: David G. Blake

The art of writing.

Categories: Literature

Muscle-cell manoeuvres

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Muscle-cell manoeuvres

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/d41586-017-07846-w

Author:

Categories: Literature

A tip of the hat to evolutionary change

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

A tip of the hat to evolutionary change

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07440-0

Author: Charles R. Marshall

The relative roles of biological and environmental factors in driving evolutionary change have been unclear. Now fossil analysis shows that their action depends on where an animal group is in its evolutionary trajectory.

Categories: Literature

Two-dimensional tellurium

Nature - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00

Two-dimensional tellurium

Nature 552, 7683 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07159-y

Author: Evan J. Reed

Materials that consist of just one or a few layers of atoms could have a range of useful applications. Computer simulations now show that the element tellurium might form three such phases, and that they have potentially useful properties.

Categories: Literature

France Awards 13 U.S. Scientists With Millions in Funding for Climate Research

Yale Environment 360 - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:54

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced millions of dollars in funding for 18 foreign scientists, including 13 U.S.-based researchers, to move to France and conduct climate research as part of his government’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative — a direct response to President Trump’s environmental rollback and cuts to science funding.

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Categories: Environmental News

California’s 2017 Wildfire Season Continues to Break Records

Yale Environment 360 - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:40

The Thomas Fire burning north of Los Angeles in Ventura County, California is now the state’s fifth-largest wildfire on record. Less than 15 percent contained and moving west quickly, the fire is being fueled by dry conditions and strong winds. It is one of five wildfires currently burning in southern California.

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Categories: Environmental News

How a Wayward Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe

Yale Environment 360 - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00

The Beaufort Gyre, a key Arctic Ocean current, is acting strangely. Scientists say it may be on the verge of discharging a huge amount of ice and cold freshwater that could kick off a period of lower temperatures in northern Europe.

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Categories: Environmental News

Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in the coral <i>Stylophora pistillata</i> from the great barrier reef

ISME - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:00

Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in the coral Stylophora pistillata from the great barrier reef

Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in the coral <i>Stylophora pistillata</i> from the great barrier reef, Published online: 08 December 2017; doi:10.1038/s41396-017-0008-6

Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in the coral Stylophora pistillata from the great barrier reef

Categories: Literature

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