Global networks of small telescopes will chase companion signals of gravitational waves
Seeing cosmic events is one thing, but what if you could hear them and taste them, too?
Cancer-genome study challenges mouse ‘avatars’
Grafting human cancer cells into mice alters tumour evolution.
Supercomputer redesign of aeroplane wing mirrors bird anatomy
Bird-bone structures emerge from an evolution-like algorithm.
Chinese scientists fix genetic disorder in cloned human embryos
A method for precisely editing genes in human embryos hints at a cure for a blood disease
Oldest traces of life on Earth may lurk in Canadian rocks
Researchers report chemical evidence of organisms that lived 3.95 billion years ago, but scepticism abounds.
Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep
The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber.
Cassini crashes into Saturn — but could still deliver big discoveries
Data from spacecraft could help determine the age of Saturn’s rings and the persistence of its magnetic field.
Protein maps chart the causes of disease
Improvements in mapping protein–protein interactions are allowing researchers to deconstruct the delicate mechanics of cells.
Deadly Mexico earthquake had unusual cause
US Geological Survey says tremor within Cocos Plate, not at the plate boundary.
Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving
Analysis of 215,000 people’s DNA suggests variants that shorten life are being selected against.