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Sex matters in experiments on party drug — in mice

Ven, 11/17/2017 - 23:31

Ketamine lifts rodents' mood only if administered by male researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23022

Categorías: Ciencia

Giant telescope’s mobile-phone ‘dead zones’ rile South African residents

Ven, 11/17/2017 - 14:41

Sensitive radio dishes of the Square Kilometre Array will affect phone reception — and could harm local economies, say farmers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22998

Categorías: Ciencia

Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government

Xov, 11/16/2017 - 23:10

National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide additional financial support for Puerto Rico facility.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22994

Categorías: Ciencia

What countries' constitutions reveal about how societies evolve

Xov, 11/16/2017 - 23:10

Analyses of governing documents from 194 countries could help people fighting for human and environmental rights.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23001

Categorías: Ciencia

Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles

Xov, 11/16/2017 - 21:01

Club of physics funding agencies pushes for projects including a neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23019

Categorías: Ciencia

Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis

Xov, 11/16/2017 - 19:55

TB remains a big killer despite the development of a better test for detecting the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23000

Categorías: Ciencia

Race for quantum supremacy hits theoretical quagmire

Xov, 11/16/2017 - 16:42

It’s far from obvious how to tell whether a quantum computer can outperform a classical one, says Philip Ball.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22993

Categorías: Ciencia

Hazy skies cool down Pluto

Mér, 11/15/2017 - 19:48

Complex chemistry in the dwarf planet’s upper atmosphere may explain one of its biggest mysteries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22996

Categorías: Ciencia

African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform

Mér, 11/15/2017 - 19:48

Venture will launch next year and seeks to strengthen continent’s science by helping academics share work more quickly.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23018

Categorías: Ciencia

Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects

Mér, 11/15/2017 - 14:19

While dealing with their own losses, public-health researchers are regrouping to study the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Nature 551 282 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22973

Categorías: Ciencia

China fires up next-generation neutron-science facility

Mér, 11/15/2017 - 02:26

Beam generator puts country in elite company for doing experiments in materials science and other fields.

Nature 551 284 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22976

Categorías: Ciencia

Lab mice's ancestral 'Eve' gets her genome sequenced

Lun, 11/13/2017 - 19:21

Effort aims to help scientists understand how generations of inbreeding have altered the genetics of research rodents.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22974

Categorías: Ciencia

Archaeologists say human-evolution study used stolen bone

Lun, 11/13/2017 - 19:21

Bizarre tale of theft and suspicious packages casts doubt on claims for early-human occupation in northern Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22984

Categorías: Ciencia

High-jumping beetle inspires agile robots

Lun, 11/13/2017 - 11:42

Machines could get themselves out of a sticky spot, thanks to an insect that can right itself without using its legs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22981

Categorías: Ciencia

World's carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017

Lun, 11/13/2017 - 11:42

Increased coal use in China appears to drive the first increase in global greenhouse-gas output since 2014.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22995

Categorías: Ciencia

Resurrected malaria strategy saves thousands of lives in Africa

Ven, 11/10/2017 - 20:27

Pre-emptively treating kids for malaria is working, despite logistical challenges.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22982

Categorías: Ciencia

South Africa tackles crime at sea with ship-spotting satellites

Ven, 11/10/2017 - 14:00

Automated vessel-tracking system aims to spy poachers and smugglers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22977

Categorías: Ciencia

Physicists shrink plans for next major collider

Ven, 11/10/2017 - 00:24

Large Hadron Collider’s failure to detect new particles beyond the Higgs has eroded the case for Japan’s proposed linear accelerator.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22983

Categorías: Ciencia

Rohingya refugees, Bulgarian protests and a prize for negative results

Mér, 11/08/2017 - 19:43

The week in science: 3–9 November 2017.

Nature 551 146 doi: 10.1038/551146a

Categorías: Ciencia

UK government appoints next chief scientific adviser

Mér, 11/08/2017 - 19:43

A former pharmaceutical boss will help navigate the UK's exit from the European Union.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22956

Categorías: Ciencia