Nature News - Archive
Biology and other science news items from Nature News, the popular science syndication arm of the premier international science publisher, the Nature Publishing Group. Nature News is an authoritative and accessible online roundup of what's new in science research.
December 21, 2015
Spread of antibiotic-resistance gene does not spell bacterial apocalypse — yet
A ‘last resort’ drug to which bacteria are rapidly developing resistance is not quite the end of the antibiotic line.
December 17, 2015
Hellish conditions a scientific gold mine for drilling project
Attempt to reach earthquake source fell short but yielded surprisingly hot rocks.
December 17, 2015
Lakes warm worldwide
Temperature rise outpaces warming of atmosphere, and threatens aquatic ecosystems.
December 16, 2015
The science myths that will not die
False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.
December 15, 2015
Europe’s genetically edited plants stuck in legal limbo
Scientists frustrated at delay in deciding if GM regulations apply to precision gene editing
December 14, 2015
‘Novel, amazing, innovative’: positive words on the rise in science papers
Analysis suggests an increasing tendency to exaggerate and polarize results.
December 10, 2015
Social scientists give climate talks a human touch
Research into human displacement drives debate about migration and human rights.
December 9, 2015
US government approves transgenic chicken
The eggs of the genetically engineered animal contain an enzyme that can treat a rare disease.
December 8, 2015
Lab staple agar hit by seaweed shortage
Dwindling algae harvest imperils reagent essential for culturing microbes.
December 7, 2015
Disease specialists identify post-Ebola threats
Scientists to assemble a rogues’ gallery of viruses likely to spark the next international public-health crisis.
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