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Simple is beautiful in quantum computing

Defect spins in diamond were controlled with a simpler, geometric method, leading to faster computing.

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Stretching to perfection of 2D semiconductors

Scientists use heat and mismatched surfaces to stretch films that can potentially improve device efficiencies.

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Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22994

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Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23000

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What countries’ constitutions reveal about how societies evolve

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23001

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Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23019

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Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects

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

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Hazy skies cool down Pluto

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22996

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African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform

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

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New dye gives scientists a clearer insight into the brain

Researchers have designed a new dye that can be used to observe the electrical activity of neurons in the brain and could lead to finding a new and more efficient way of treating neurological diseases.

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