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How an Oregon cancer institute raised a billion dollars

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:21am

Gains from two-year fund-raising frenzy will aid the early detection of tumours.

Nature 523 14 doi: 10.1038/523014a

A battle of the sexes is waged in the genes

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:21am

Sequencing data point to longstanding conflict between the chromosomes that determine sex.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17817

Andre Geim: Graphene’s buzz has spread

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 1:21pm

The father of graphene talks to Nature about 2D materials, George Osborne, and the business of science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17861

Researchers frustrated by failure to roll out 'game-changing' Ebola test

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:21am

A simple, fast kit for Ebola diagnosis was approved four months ago, but has yet to make it to the field.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17862

Practical policies can combat gender inequality

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:21am

Mechanisms to help researchers to balance work and home lives have made a positive difference to the gender balance at my institute, says Douglas Hilton.

Nature 523 7 doi: 10.1038/523007a

Pluto-bound probe faces its toughest task: finding Pluto

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:21am

New Horizons nears dwarf planet whose full orbit has never been mapped.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17811

Podcast: Diagnosing cancer early, and Antarctica’s surprising biodiversity

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:21am

Nature ’s weekly audio round-up.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17843

Cancer drug lengthens fly lifespan

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:21am

Results shore up the importance of cancer-associated Ras proteins in ageing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17851

GM wheat that emits pest alarm signals fails in field trials

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:21am

Wheat modified to send out insect pheromones does not repel aphids.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17854

Why the 'devious defecator' case is a landmark for US genetic-privacy law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:21am

Nature explores the impact of the first US court decision over how employers use genetic information.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17857

US Congress moves to block human-embryo editing

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:21pm

Spending bill would also require religious experts to review recommendations for reproductive technique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17858

The week in science: 19–25 June

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:21pm

High seas to receive legal protection; US national-security lab appoints first woman head; and Europe’s Earth-observation satellite launches.

Nature 522 396 doi: 10.1038/522396a

Neuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:21am

As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.

Nature 522 410 doi: 10.1038/522410a

Earth science wrestles with conflict-of-interest policies

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:21am

Industry-funding controversies highlight lack of standards among field’s journals.

Nature 522 403 doi: 10.1038/522403a

Severe weather linked more strongly to global warming

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:21am

Climatologists propose different approach to detect human role in extreme events.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17828

Podcast: Jurassic World, dinosaur names and DNA from an ancient American 

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:21pm

Nature ’s reporters and editors chat about science in the news.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17829

Radiant reefs found deep in the Red Sea

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:21am

Corals may glow yellow, orange and red to improve light conditions for algae.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17840

Landmark court ruling tells Dutch government to do more on climate change

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:21am

Verdict hailed as setting precedent for legal action to force greenhouse-gas emission cuts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17841

Judge by actions, not words

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:21am

Sexist comments made by my former boss Tim Hunt are not an indication that he is biased against women, argues Alessia Errico.

Nature 522 393 doi: 10.1038/522393a

Bacteria may help bats to fight deadly fungus

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:21am

As white-nose syndrome spreads, researchers are trialling ways to stop colonies from collapsing.

Nature 522 400 doi: 10.1038/522400a