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Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts

11 hours 59 min ago

Fuelled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.

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Science and politics: Hello, Governor

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:21pm

When California's governor enlisted the aid of two palaeoecologists, their careers took an unusual turn.

Nature 511 402 doi: 10.1038/511402a

Researchers call for easy access to contraception

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:21pm

Innovative and existing methods are needed to tackle overpopulation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15610

Transistor successor set to bring on "The Machine" age soon

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21pm

A successor to an essential part in today’s computers may arrive in just a few years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15611

Delegates mourn MH17 passengers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21pm

AIDS conference tries to draw inspiration from lost scientists.

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Anger as Australia dumps carbon tax

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Climate experts decry demise of emissions-control system.

Nature 511 392 doi: 10.1038/511392a

Gene-hunt gain for mental health

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:21am

Flood of genetic locations linked to schizophrenia helps spark financial boost to research field.

Nature 511 393 doi: 10.1038/511393a

China plans super collider

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:21pm

Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

Nature 511 394 doi: 10.1038/511394a

Kenyan doctors win landmark discrimination case

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:21pm

Judge says joint UK–Kenya programme thwarted careers of six local researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15594

Error discovered in Antarctic sea-ice record

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:21pm

Misalignment in data between satellites may be fixed now, but went undetected for years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15605

Scripps president resigns after faculty revolt

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:21pm

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São Paulo state joins mega-telescope

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

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Spider gene study reveals tangled evolution

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:21pm

Arachnid family tree suggests that many spider species evolved away from web-weaving.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15578

Fibre production drives deforestation in Indonesia

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Study debunks belief that palm-oil plantations are main culprit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15589

Why galactic black hole fireworks were a flop

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:21pm

Giant 'G2' cloud at centre of Milky Way could be falling in a continuous stream, without the spectacle astronomers were hoping for.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15591

Sandstone arches form under their own stress

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21am

Downward pressure and erosion combine to create celebrated rock formations. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15590

Cancer treatment clears two Australian patients of HIV

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21am

Patients' virus levels became undetectable after bone-marrow therapy with stem cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15587

HIV community reels from losses in MH17 plane tragedy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21am

HIV researcher Joep Lange among at least six delegates to AIDS conference who died in crash.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15584

Scientist killed on MH17 brought HIV therapy to the poor

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:21am

Research community mourns Joep Lange, who was among the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15588

Quantum bounce could make black holes explode

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:21am

If space-time is granular, it could reverse gravitational collapse and turn it into expansion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15573