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Caution urged over editing DNA in wildlife (intentionally or not)

1 hour 32 min ago

Rapid alteration of gene pools could fight disease – and harm ecosystems.

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The slow-chemistry movement

1 hour 32 min ago

Slow, solid-state reactions used by lichens and Renaissance pigment-makers could help to make chemistry greener.

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Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation

1 hour 32 min ago

Brazilian authorities are looking into whether the specimen was exported illegally.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18116

Physicists announce graphene’s latest cousin: stanene

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First observation of 2D tin can't confirm whether material can conduct electricity without heat loss.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18113

Obama orders stronger limits on power-plant emissions

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White House's latest action on climate change will cut greenhouse-gas output from the US electricity sector.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18030

The week in science: Nature's news quiz

1 hour 32 min ago

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18112

Successful Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection in trial

1 hour 32 min ago

Study also demonstrates ability to develop a vaccine quickly during an outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18107

Ocean scientists pore over path of possible MH370 wing flap

1 hour 32 min ago

French aviation specialists hurry to confirm clue to last year's mysterious Malaysian airliner crash.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18104

Philae's comet discoveries create series of conundrums

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Lander may never be heard from again, but latest data haul throws up plenty of mysteries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18102

Crumb of mouse brain reconstructed in full detail

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Digital map is step towards reconstructing a whole human brain.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18105

Earth's ancient magnetic field just got a lot older

1 hour 32 min ago

Early magnetism could have helped create conditions to support life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18072

The week in science: 24–30 July 2015

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Warning about the dangers of AI weapons; Nigeria free of polio; and a hazy halo around Pluto.

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The boom in mini stomachs, brains, breasts, kidneys and more

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Biologists are building banks of 'organoids', and learning a lot about human development on the way.

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‘Half-pipe’ telescope will probe dark energy in teen Universe

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Canadian observatory aims to chart cosmic expansion rate between 10 billion and 8 billion years ago.

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Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

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From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens .

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Hacked molecular machine could pump out custom proteins

3 hours 32 min ago

Engineered ribosomes pave way for designer enzymes and synthetic cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18094

Charismatic lion's death highlights struggles of conservation scientists

6 hours 32 min ago

Wildlife conservationist David Macdonald studied Cecil the lion, whose killing made headlines around the world.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18101

Faith and science can find common ground

8 hours 32 min ago

Pope Francis has found a meeting place for those with extreme religious and environmentalist stances, says David M. Lodge.

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NASA launches mission to Greenland

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:21am

Ship and planes will probe water–ice interface in fjords.

Nature 523 510 doi: 10.1038/523510a

Budget showdown leaves US science agencies in limbo

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 9:21am

Lawmakers face looming deadline to reach a deal — or risk government shutdown.

Nature 523 513 doi: 10.1038/523513a