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Chinese data hint at trigger for fatal quake

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Seismic activity started to rise just as two giant reservoirs on upper Yangtze were being filled with water.

Nature 513 154 doi: 10.1038/513154a

Wildlife energy: Survival of the fittest

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 1:21pm

Using a wildlife version of fitness trackers, biologists can finally measure how much energy animals need to stay alive.

Nature 513 157 doi: 10.1038/513157a

Curing blindness: Vision quest

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:21pm

Technologies are allowing doctors to do what was once unheard of: restore blind people's sight. Now the real challenges begin.

Nature 513 160 doi: 10.1038/513160a

Mite and ant locked together in amber

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:21pm

Fossil is oldest known specimen of a mite attached to its victim.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15886

Next-generation stem cells cleared for human trial

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:21pm

Japanese team will use 'iPS' cells to treat patient with degenerative eye disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15897

Ozone recovery helped by warming climate

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:21am

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Make diagnostic centres a priority for Ebola crisis

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Bottlenecks in testing samples for Ebola leave patients stranded for days in isolation wards and raise fears of seeking treatment, says J. Daniel Kelly.

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Scientists split over Scottish independence vote

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Research could founder or flourish if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom.

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Map of body’s protein-folding machinery wins major prize

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:21pm

The Lasker Awards are called the “American Nobels”, and one of the new winners says curiosity is his driving force.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15887

Balzan prizes honour plant ecologist and mathematician

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:21am

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Arctic archaeologists find Franklin Expedition ship

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:21pm

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'Smart genes' prove elusive

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:21pm

Study of more than 100,000 people finds three genetic variants for IQ — but their effects are maddeningly small.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15858

Lasker Award goes to breast-cancer researcher

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:21am

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Plate tectonics found on Europa

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:21am

Discovery buoys bid for mission to Jovian moon.

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NIH finds forgotten ricin during lab sweep

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:21am

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Blue whales back to their best off US coasts

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:21am

Research questions impact of ship strikes on population recovery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15846

Blood transfusion named as priority treatment for Ebola

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:21am

Therapy uses serum from disease survivors, but data on effectiveness is scarce.  

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15854