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Mouse pee, spider poison, and wasps' nests: 2017 Nobel research faces earthly problems

4 October 2017

Katherine Bourzac

The committed team behind the observation of gravitational waves is up against nature.

Science has a problem giving credit where it’s due

12 December 2016

Smriti Mallapaty

Apportioning author credit in large collaborations is as problematic as the Nobel Prize’s rule of three.

US a hotspot of environment research

21 June 2016

Neil Savage

Four of the top five universities producing the most earth and environment research in the index last year are in the United States.