Each month we check in with the reporters and editors at Nature News for a roundup of recent science headlines. This month, we hear from senior reporter Heidi Ledford.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to sharply reduce its use of animals in toxicity tests. Many scientists and environmentalists say the move is premature and could undermine chemical regulation.
A small clinical study in California has suggested for the first time that it might be possible to reverse the body’s epigenetic clock, which measures a person’s biological age.
In its first major result, just over a year after its inauguration, a super-sensitive South African telescope has discovered two giant ‘radio bubbles’ above and below the central region of the Milky Way.
A study in Germany suggests that people have a reasonably good grasp of the science surrounding climate change, but occasionally overestimate their understanding.