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A group of seals living off the coast of West Antarctica has provided scientists with data that could help to improve estimates of future sea-level rise.

Each month, we speak to our colleagues at the Journal Nature to hear about the stories they are following. This month we talk with Nature's Anna Nagle.

The European Union has voted to ban three pesticides known as neonicotinoids based on evidence that they pose a risk to bees.
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Each month, Living Lab Radio checks in with Nature News to talk about some of the latest research headlines. This time we talk with senior reporter Lizzie Gibney at the London bureau.

A computer-generated image of the international prototype kilogram. The General Conference on Weights and Measures could vote on a more modern standard for the kilogram. /

2017 brought a new president, a second gravitational wave detection, and advances in human gene editing. What science headlines might 2018 hold? Jane Lee, news editor for Nature News, talks through some of the likely candidates – from moon missions, to the spread of early humans, to the redefinition of the kilogram.

Scientists are working to expand the genetic code.
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Inner Mongolia Museum

For this month’s check-in with Nature News, we talk with Anna Nagle, Chief Editor of Digital & Engagement on these stories:

·      It’s been just over six months since the March for Science. At the time, march organizers said they hoped it would be the start of a lasting movement. An update on where that stands.

Conventional airplane wings are supported by straight bars and struts, but a supercomputer has suggested a more organic design.
Elsa Partan

Once a month we check in with the reporters at the Nature News Podcast to get some of the stories that they've been working on. 

Heather Goldstone Talks with Nature News.

Each month, we check in with reporters at the journal Nature to discuss some of the top headlines in science. Lizzie Gibney joined us from London to talk about these headlines:

Exomoons have become a hot topic for research using the Hubble telescope.

Living Lab Radio talks regularly with reporters at the journal Nature to get an update on the stories they've been following. Here's our latest roundup of news with London-based reporter Davide Castelvecchi.

·      CRISPR gene editing scores a major success in human embryos 

·      How a satellite snafu masked the true extent of sea-level rise

The Juno mission is helping to uncover Jupiter's secrets.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Roman Tkachenko

Living Lab Radio talks regularly with reporters at the weekly journal Nature to get an update on the stories they've been following. Here's our latest roundup of news with London-based reporter Heidi Ledford.

  • An Ebola vaccine has been approved for use in ongoing outbreak, though there’s no decision yet on whether to deploy it.

EVATAR (that's 'Eve', plus 'avatar') is a model of the human female reproductive tract.
Northwestern University, funding from National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

This month's rundown of the biggest science news spans fisheries management, some mind-bending biomedical advances, and evidence that it's harder than ever to understand scientific papers. Here's the skinny from Nature Podcast co-host Kerri Smith:

Or you can read it for yourself:

Arctic sea ice is on the decline, and some scientists are starting to think about a post-ice Arctic.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center /

Each month, we check in with the crew at Nature Podcast to see what stories they've been thinking - and talking - about. Topping the list this month are stories that span some four billion years, from the beginning of life on Earth to what the Arctic of the future will look like:

Over the past two weeks, President Trump's executive actions have crowded just about everything else out of the news. But, despite widespread anxiety about the new administration's attitude toward science, research is still chugging along. And, last week, we got a great glimpse of true scientific skepticism at work.