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Seven days: 18–24 April 2014

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The week in science: NIH allows reuse of rejected grant ideas; China’s land pollution revealed; and NASA’s LADEE probe crashes into the Moon.

Nature 508 436 doi: 10.1038/508436a

Iran needs to present a united front on science

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Iranian scientists must be allowed to interact abroad without fear of persecution, says Elise Auerbach.

Nature 508 433 doi: 10.1038/508433a

Renewable energy: Biofuels heat up

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A new generation of industrial plants can make liquid fuels from almost any organic scraps — from corn stalks and wood chips to urban rubbish.

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Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs

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Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.

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The soft power of sailfish bills

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High-speed video reveals unusually powerful motion, but specialized weapon can also gently nudge prey.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15086

FDA discourages use of tissue-shredding tool

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Device may contribute to cancer spread after fibroid surgery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15085

Tamiflu report comes under fire

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Conclusions on stockpiling of antiviral drugs challenged.

Nature 508 439 doi: 10.1038/508439a

Chile quake defies expectations

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Smaller-than-expected tremor has scientists scrambling to redefine rules for areas of extreme seismic stress.

Nature 508 440 doi: 10.1038/508440a

RNA interference rebooted

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Gene-silencing technique yields promising treatments for liver-linked disorders.

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Animals with human rights make researchers run scared

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Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15095

MRSA spreads in households

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Drug-resistant bacteria have found refuge in residences in New York outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15080

Mechanism behind mega-heatwaves pinpointed

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Two recent record hot spells traced to feedback loop between dry soils and trapped air.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15078

How to make graphene in a kitchen blender

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Bouncing neutrons probe dark energy on a table-top

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An experiment measuring gravity's effects at the quantum scale finds no deviations from Newton's laws.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15062

NSF pulls support for quake observatory

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Troubled project sought to observe tremors from deep within the San Andreas fault.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15076

X-ray method could improve nuclear screening

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Rapid imaging technique adapted from medical applications shows promise in detection of nuclear materials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15071

Moon dust probe crashes

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How to build a Neanderthal

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Epigenetic maps help to explain how archaic humans differed from modern ones despite having very similar DNA sequences.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15063

Female insect uses spiky penis to take charge

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:21pm

Brazilian cave creatures's marathon sex sessions extract nourishment along with sperm from reluctant male.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15064