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Corporate culture spreads to Scandinavian institutes
The trend of turning universities into businesses is limiting research freedoms in traditionally liberal institutes in northern Europe. It is time for scientists to regain lost ground.
Donald Trumpâ™s choice for head of the US environment agency is dismaying
Scott Pruitt has consistently opposed attempts to reduce pollution.
Sequence reveals genes behind bizarre sea-horse traits
A Nature paper explores this unusual creature from the inside out.
Simply studying populism is no longer enough
Sociologist Matthijs Rooduijn explains why the darkening political mood must force academics to step up and choose sides.
Energy: Solar power pays off
Neuroscience: Transplanted brain cells calm fear
Astrophysics: Dark matter may not be so clumpy
Biomaterials: How additives preserve vaccines
Materials: Graphene putty feels the beat
Animal behaviour: Ants 'talk' by swapping spit
Astronomy: Gaia charts one billion stars
Synthetic biology: Designer cells treat diabetic mice
Primatology: Macaques vocally equipped to speak
Ecology: Extinctions on the warm front
Trump nominations, Brexit impact and space icon dies
The week in science: 9–15 December 2016.