18 April 2019: Reviving brains, lightning, and spring books
This week, restoring function in dead pig brains, spring science books, and the structure of lightning. If you have any questions about the partly-revived brains study, then the reporters at Nature are keen to answer them. You can submit them at the bottom of the article, here:
Podcast Extra: The first image of a black hole
This week, researchers released the first image of a black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy. In this special News Chat, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi, who was at a press conference in Brussels where the image was announced, tells Benjamin Thompson about the image and what scientists are saying about it.
11 April 2019: Heart failure and vacuum field fluctuations.
This week, a new mouse model for heart failure and characterising energy fluctuations in empty space.
04 April 2019: MDMA and the malleable mind, and keeping skin young
This week, why MDMA could make social interactions more rewarding, and how your skin keeps itself youthful.
Backchat March 2019: Calls for a research moratorium, and the evolution of science reporting
In this month’s roundtable, our reporters discuss calls to pause heritable genome-editing research, and how science journalism has changed in the past 20 years.