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Seven days: 17–23 October 2014

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The week in science: Snail discovery revives publishing spat; proposed nuclear-waste site passes key US safety evaluation; and biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie cools on US$54-billion takeover deal.

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US suspends risky disease research

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Government to cease funding gain-of-function studies that make viruses more dangerous, pending a safety assessment.

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Data bank struggles as protein imaging ups its game

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Hybrid methods to solve structures of molecular machines create a storage headache.

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The invisible extinction

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A palaeontologist wonders whether the future fossil record will preserve evidence of animals that vanish today.

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Human-subjects research: The ethics squad

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Bioethicists are setting up consultancies for research — but some scientists question whether they are needed.

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US midterm elections offer little hope for science

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November vote is unlikely to break a political stalemate that has squeezed research funding.

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Sun’s stroke keeps Kepler online

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Space telescope beats mechanical failures to begin a second mission that will trace new celestial targets.

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Stormy outlook for long-term ecology studies

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The closure of a 40-year project to understand and protect seabirds shows the false priorities of funders, warns Tim Birkhead.

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Italian seismologists fight to overturn convictions

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Six scientists and one official contend that they never reassured the public before deadly 2009 L'Aquila quake.

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Comet buzzes Mars

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Mars orbiters emerge unscathed from planet's close encounter with comet Siding Spring.

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Fossils rewrite history of penetrative sex

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Evidence of bony organs in ancient, armour-plated fish suggests that they copulated even though many of their descendants stopped doing so.

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Physicists see potential dark matter from the Sun

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X-ray data hinting at axion particles draw interest and cautionary warnings.

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Lockheed Martin's fusion goals meet scepticism

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Company claims it will have a working reactor in a decade.

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Can quarantines and travel bans thwart Ebola?

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The rules in place to prevent pandemics vary from one US state to the next, and even more so between different countries.

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Atlantic observatory faces rocky future

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Mountaintop facility in Azores can track pollution from North America.

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Scientists caught in Chinese anti-corruption sweep

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Researchers allegedly embezzled funding for science 'megaprojects'.

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US Dust Bowl unrivalled in past 1,000 years

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Atmospheric conditions and human actions combined to drive the 1930s mega-drought.

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Poisoned vulture could herald European bird crisis

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Death linked to drugs whose use in cattle devastated vulture populations in India.

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How terror-proof is your economy?

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Scientists can help to develop a financial safety net by providing transparent market data and loss-impact analysis, says Erwann Michel-Kerjan.

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Seven days: 10–16 October 2014

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The week in science: Disaster strikes Taiwanese research vessel, UK launches its first space-weather forecasting centre, and ancient Greek shipwreck yields fresh booty.

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