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China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine despite safety concerns

Scientists fear plans to abandon clinical trials of centuries-old remedies will put people at risk.

Nature 551 552 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23038

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Huge haul of rare pterosaur eggs excites palaeontologists

Embryos found in some fossil eggs suggests that hatchlings struggled to fly.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23049

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Gravity signals could speedily warn of big quakes and save lives

The trick lies in capturing the weak gravitational shifts in the ground.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23045

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‘Alien’ DNA makes proteins in living cells for the first time

Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs.

Nature 551 550 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23040

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European Union nations vote to keep using controversial weedkiller glyphosate

One agency has linked the widely used herbicide to cancer.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23044

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United Kingdom relies on science to revive flagging economy

Long-awaited industrial strategy pins hopes on commercial gains from research.

Nature 551 551 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23043

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How an underwater sensor network is tracking Argentina’s lost submarine

An expert from a nuclear-test-monitoring system explains how his team is trying to help in the search for the ARA San Juan .

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23041

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Rise in malaria cases sparks fears of a resurgence

Progress in the fight against a curable disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children has stalled, according to the World Health Organization.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23046

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Zimbabwe’s researchers hope political change will revitalize science

Academics optimistic that the end of Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule could boost research and international collaboration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23039

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Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence

Letter from Nobel prizewinners denounces plight of Ahmadreza Djalali.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.23037

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