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Ancient Mars probably too cold for liquid water

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Planet’s atmosphere was too thin to keep its surface consistently warm, analysis suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15042

Nanoparticles make turkey eggs tough to crack

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:21am

Naturally occurring coating helps to fend off microbial invasion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15039

Shorter list for gamma-ray telescope sites, but no home yet

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:21pm

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Report disputes benefit of stockpiling Tamiflu

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:21am

Medical panel suggests bulk purchase of influenza drug was a waste of money, but others caution against dropping anti-pandemic strategy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15022

Exotic space particles slam into buried South Pole detector

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:21am

IceCube detected three neutrinos that could have radiated from titanic explosions in the depths of space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15036

Former NIH stem-cell chief joins New York foundation

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:21am

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Society needs more than wonder to respect science

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:21pm

Researchers are well placed to explain concepts, but journalists will bring the critical scrutiny needed to integrate science in society, says Susan Watts.

Nature 508 151 doi: 10.1038/508151a

Seven days: 4–10 April 2014

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Chile hit by magnitude-8.2 quake; US unveils most accurate atomic clock; and European Parliament votes for clinical-trial transparency.

Nature 508 154 doi: 10.1038/508154a

Metabolic quirks yield tumour hope

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:21pm

Early clinical-trial results show promise for targeting cancer-related biochemical pathways.

Nature 508 158 doi: 10.1038/508158a

Funders punish open-access dodgers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

Agencies withhold grant money from researchers who do not make publications openly available.

Nature 508 161 doi: 10.1038/508161a

Floods: Holding back the tide

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

With the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding.

Nature 508 164 doi: 10.1038/508164a

UK funder explains clamp-down on open access

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21am

Wellcome Trust's Robert Kiley discusses sanctions to ensure that grants lead to freely available papers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14999

EU states lose up to one-third of honeybees per year

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:21pm

Survey finds beehives died off at higher rates in north of continent. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15016

Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:21pm

Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations.

Nature 508 296 doi: 10.1038/508296a

James Lovelock reflects on Gaia's legacy

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:21pm

Scientist who features in an exhibition opening today in London, talks about Gaia, climate change and whether peer review is necessary.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15017

Acid-bath stem cell scientist apologizes and appeals

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:21pm

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NIH stem-cell programme closes

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Director resigns as just one clinical-trial award is made.

Nature 508 157 doi: 10.1038/508157a

E-cigarettes affect cells

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:21pm

Questions raised over health effects of devices.

Nature 508 159 doi: 10.1038/508159a

Earth observation enters next phase

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:21pm

Expectations high as first European Sentinel satellite launches.

Nature 508 160 doi: 10.1038/508160a