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Science pours in from Rosetta comet mission

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:21am

The first thorough analyses of data from the European craft suggest that comet 67P originated in the distant reaches of the Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16777

Seven days: 16–22 January 2015

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:21am

The week in science: Ebola progress, the hottest year, and a Beagle comes home.

Nature 517 416 doi: 10.1038/517416a

Crunch time for pet theory on dark matter

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:21pm

Thought to make up the Universe’s missing matter, WIMPs are running out of places to hide.

Nature 517 422 doi: 10.1038/517422a

GM microbes created that can’t escape the lab

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:21pm

Engineered bacteria kept in check with a designer diet.

Nature 517 423 doi: 10.1038/517423a

Astronomy: Laser focus

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:21pm

By firing lasers into the sky, Claire Max has transformed the capabilities of current — and future — telescopes.

Nature 517 430 doi: 10.1038/517430a

Ageing research: Blood to blood

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:21pm

By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.

Nature 517 426 doi: 10.1038/517426a

Obama urges climate action in State of the Union speech

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:21pm

US president also proposes new public–private partnership in personalized medicine.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16766

Scientists protest detention of Palestinian physicist

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:21am

The Israeli military arrested Imad Ahmed Barghouthi on his way to the United Arab Emirates to attend a scientific conference, his lawyer says.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16770

Fish live beneath Antarctica

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:21am

Drilling under 740 metres of the Ross Ice Shelf reveals translucent fish living in perpetual darkness and cold.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16772

US Senate reaffirms existence of climate change

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:21am

But lawmakers reject human role in phenomenon during debate over legislation to authorize Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16773

US ocean sciences told to steer a new course

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:21am

Major report calls for cuts to infrastructure, including fledgling Ocean Observatories Initiative, to increase spending on science. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16780

Effective risk response needs a prepared mindset

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:21pm

Leaders and risk strategists must collaborate effectively on decisions of global importance, says Erwann Michel-Kerjan.

Nature 517 413 doi: 10.1038/517413a

Attempts to predict terrorist attacks hit limits

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:21am

Erratic human behaviour and incomplete information plague efforts to model risk.

Nature 517 419 doi: 10.1038/517419a

Psychologists seek roots of terror

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:21am

Studies raise prospect of intervention in the radicalization process.

Nature 517 420 doi: 10.1038/517420a

CalWater 2015 targets atmospheric rivers off California

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:21am

Meteorologists investigate airborne jets that bring both floods and drought relief.

Nature 517 424 doi: 10.1038/517424a

Wolf cull will not save threatened Canadian caribou

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:21pm

Study suggests Canadian government strategy is not enough to preserve caribou population in the boreal forest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16734

X-rays reveal words in Vesuvius-baked scrolls

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:21pm

Researchers decipher letters from Herculaneum papyri carbonized by eruption that destroyed Pompeii.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16763

Tuberculosis genomes track human history

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:21pm

A pernicious family of TB strains emerged in Asia more than 6,000 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16733

British Mars lander find is bittersweet victory

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:21pm

Beagle 2 touched down softly in 2003 but failed to deploy and to contact home.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16737