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Researchers call for easy access to contraception

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Innovative and existing methods are needed to tackle overpopulation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15610

Transistor successor set to bring on "The Machine" age soon

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

A successor to an essential part in today’s computers may arrive in just a few years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15611

Scripps president resigns after faculty revolt

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

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Chile needs better science governance and support

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Its scientists have much to offer the world, but are being held back by scattered administration and changing policies, argues Pablo Astudillo Besnier.

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Seven days: 18–24 July 2014

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

The week in science: Spacecraft chases duck-shaped comet; Darwin’s library online; and a new journal for workplace fatigue.

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São Paulo state joins mega-telescope

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

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Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Fuelled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.

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Science and politics: Hello, Governor

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

When California's governor enlisted the aid of two palaeoecologists, their careers took an unusual turn.

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Mars slow to yield its secrets

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Scientists seek fresh approaches to deciphering red planet’s history.

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Kenyan doctors win landmark discrimination case

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Judge says joint UK–Kenya programme thwarted careers of six local researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15594

Delegates mourn MH17 passengers

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

AIDS conference tries to draw inspiration from lost scientists.

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China plans super collider

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

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Error discovered in Antarctic sea-ice record

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Misalignment in data between satellites may be fixed now, but went undetected for years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15605

Anger as Australia dumps carbon tax

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Climate experts decry demise of emissions-control system.

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Gene-hunt gain for mental health

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

Flood of genetic locations linked to schizophrenia helps spark financial boost to research field.

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Spider gene study reveals tangled evolution

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:21pm

Arachnid family tree suggests that many spider species evolved away from web-weaving.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15578

Fibre production drives deforestation in Indonesia

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Study debunks belief that palm-oil plantations are main culprit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15589

Why galactic black hole fireworks were a flop

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:21pm

Giant 'G2' cloud at centre of Milky Way could be falling in a continuous stream, without the spectacle astronomers were hoping for.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15591

Sandstone arches form under their own stress

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21am

Downward pressure and erosion combine to create celebrated rock formations. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15590

Cancer treatment clears two Australian patients of HIV

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21am

Patients' virus levels became undetectable after bone-marrow therapy with stem cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15587