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Major earthquake hits Nepal

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Shaking struck near Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed and thousands are feared dead.

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Ethics of embryo editing paper divides scientists

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Research community also split over how close the method is to being an option for preventing disease.

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African CDC needs more money and a strong leader

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Ebola spurred US support for pan-African health agency, but centre needs much more to succeed.

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Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of thunderstorms

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High-energy particles from distant space could help to illuminate the origin of lightning.

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High-scoring grant applications yield more highly cited papers

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Analysis contradicts previous work that showed little connection between grant-review scores and subsequent research outcomes.

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DNA editing in mouse embryos prevents disease

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Destroying faulty DNA in mitochondria could be alternative to ‘three-parent embryo’.

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Cosmic confetti celebrates Hubble’s 25th birthday

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Star-spangled image released for anniversary of space telescope's launch.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17408

The moral challenge of invisibility

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Experiments that give subjects the illusion of having an invisible body could reveal how we respond to the ensuing temptations, says Philip Ball.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17402

Oceans are 'worth US$24 trillion'

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Marine scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explains the rationale behind pricing the ocean.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17394

Canadian budget pushes applied research

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Plan seeks to increase government partnerships with industry but downplays basic science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17305

Bee studies stir up pesticide debate

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The threat that neonicotinoids pose to bees becomes clearer.

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Seven days: 17–23 April 2015

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The week in science: Nobel laureate leads stem-cell initiative; German science gets a boost; and comet spews dust from its dark side.

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Chemistry: Degrees of separation

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Chemists hope to break China's monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.

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Why I teach evolution to Muslim students

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Encouraging students to challenge ideas is crucial to fostering a generation of Muslim scientists who are free thinkers, says Rana Dajani.

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Drug that boosts nerve signals offers hope for multiple sclerosis

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Trialled antibody treatment thought to work by renewing the protective coating of neurons.

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Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:21pm

Rumours of germline modification prove true — and look set to reignite an ethical debate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17378

A century of chemical warfare: nations reflect on grim anniversary

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:21pm

International community renews vows to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons as evidence grows of chlorine use in Syria.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17381

Hawaiian telescope project seeks way forward amid protests

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:21am

Demonstrators march against plan to construct Thirty Meter Telescope on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17396

Chimpanzee ‘personhood’ case sows confusion

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:21pm

New York judge amends an order that animal rights group said granted a writ of habeas corpus to two research animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17398

Race to unravel Oklahoma’s artificial quakes

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:21pm

Earthquakes linked to oil and gas operations prompt further research into human-induced seismic hazards.

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