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Guts of giant virus imaged in 3D

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Reconstruction of mimivirus innards brings X-ray laser images of live cells one step closer.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17011

India’s budget disappoints scientists

1 hour 48 min ago

Funding keeps pace with inflation, but renewable energy research is cut heavily.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17026

Climate change implicated in current Syrian conflict

1 hour 49 min ago

Drought linked to rising greenhouse-gas emissions helped to drive unrest in 2011, study finds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17027

Experts question China's panda survey

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Wild panda populations might be rising, but there are concerns over increasingly fragmented habitats.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17020

UN climate panel charts next steps

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IPCC prepares for new leadership and plans another assessment of climate science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17019

Slick idea proposed to stretch water supplies

1 hour 49 min ago

In drought-ridden US, water managers consider using a coating one molecule thick to reduce evaporation from reservoirs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17012

NIH invests US$41.5 million in placenta research

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US agency launches project aimed at monitoring organ in real time.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17017

Fukushima data show rise and fall in food radioactivity

1 hour 49 min ago

Giant database captures fluctuating radioactivity levels in vegetables, fruit, meat and tea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17016

Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to prehistoric Britain

1 hour 49 min ago

Finding suggests trade between British hunter-gatherers and European farmers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17010

Tropical forest losses outpace UN estimates

1 hour 49 min ago

Satellite data suggest that forest loss accelerated in the past 20 years, contradicting the United Nations' reports that it decreased.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17009

Therapeutic cancer vaccine survives biotech bust

1 hour 49 min ago

Pharmaceutical company rescues landmark prostate-cancer treatment, Provenge.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16990

Game-playing software holds lessons for neuroscience

1 hour 49 min ago

DeepMind computer provides new way to investigate how the brain works.

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Seven days: 20–26 February 2015

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The week in science: Head of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change resigns; Europe’s graphene project is on track; new killer virus discovered in United States.

Nature 518 460 doi: 10.1038/518460a

Researchers seek definition of head-trauma disorder

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Guidelines should assist in diagnosis of brain disease seen in retired American footballers.

Nature 518 466 doi: 10.1038/518466a

Francis Crick Institute raises alarm about train line

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London biomedical powerhouse fears that proposed route will disrupt delicate science experiments.

Nature 518 464 doi: 10.1038/518464a

Correction

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Nature 518 467 doi: 10.1038/518467a

A tale of two dwarf planets

3 hours 49 min ago

Graphical guide to the NASA missions that will provide the first close looks at Ceres and Pluto.

Nature 518 468 doi: 10.1038/518468a

Planetary science: The Pluto siblings

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Leslie and Eliot Young have spent their lives studying Pluto. Now they are gearing up for the biggest event of their careers.

Nature 518 470 doi: 10.1038/518470a

Neuroscience in court: The painful truth

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:21pm

Brain-scanning techniques promise to give an objective measure of whether someone is in pain, but researchers question whether they are reliable enough for the courtroom.

Nature 518 474 doi: 10.1038/518474a

Food preservatives linked to obesity and gut disease

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:21pm

Mouse study suggests that emulsifiers alter gut bacteria, leading to the inflammatory bowel condition colitis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16984