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Will Tesla's battery change the energy market?

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:21am

Luxury electric-car firm turns its hand to stationary energy storage.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17469

First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility test

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:21am

Crowd-sourced effort raises nuanced questions about what counts as replication.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17433

Historic Vatican meeting urges action on climate change

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:21am

Religious leaders and scientists prepare declaration that global warming must be addressed to protect humanity.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17431

Stem cells pass safety test in vision-loss trial

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:21am

Treatment developed by company with tumultuous history is set for larger studies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17451

Staff at Australian science agency start industrial action

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:21pm

Researchers want better pay deal after budget cuts and job losses.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17458

Seven days: 24–30 April 2015

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Nepal quake’s devastating toll; malaria vaccine hopeful offers infants only small protection; why the US National Football League must pay out nearly US$1billion.

Nature 520 590 doi: 10.1038/520590a

Embryo editing sparks epic debate

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:21am

In wake of paper describing genetic modification of human embryos, scientists disagree about ethics.

Nature 520 593 doi: 10.1038/520593a

Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:21am

Skeletons from Peru caves plot course for a single migration to the continent.

Nature 520 598 doi: 10.1038/520598a

Science in turmoil: After the Arab Spring

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:21am

Four years after revolutions shook governments in North Africa and the Middle East, scientists face an uncertain future.

Nature 520 604 doi: 10.1038/520604a

Collateral damage: How one misconduct case brought a biology institute to its knees

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:21am

The fall out from the STAP case is still being felt across Japan.

Nature 520 600 doi: 10.1038/520600a

Why illness might leave a bitter taste in the mouth

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:21pm

Molecule that triggers inflammation also seems to influence how mice sense bitter flavours.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17415

Bat-winged dinosaur discovery poses flight puzzle

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:21am

Tiny creature has forelimb bones thought to support aerofoil membranes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17434

NIH reiterates ban on editing human embryo DNA

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:21pm

Agency issues statement after researchers alter gene in non-viable zygotes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17452

Batches of ultra-thin transistors made from 2D materials

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:21pm

Growth of large-area semiconductor films opens up possibilities in flexible electronics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17435

Pluto may have icy cap

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:21am

Latest images from New Horizons spacecraft show bright spot near dwarf planet’s pole.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17454

China’s scientific progress hinges on access to data

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 7:21am

It is getting harder for scientists in China to obtain the high-quality public data that they need for important research studies, says Zheng Wan.

Nature 520 587 doi: 10.1038/520587a

Human-embryo editing poses challenges for journals

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:21pm

Ethical concerns complicate publishing process.

Nature 520 594 doi: 10.1038/520594a

Consumer DNA firms get serious about drug development

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:21pm

Companies race to gather large data sets in bid to find treatments based on genetics.

Nature 520 597 doi: 10.1038/520597a

Outcry over Greek plan to borrow cash from universities

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:21pm

Tensions also rise over planned reforms to governance of research institutions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17416

Vatican convenes major climate-change meeting

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:21pm

Religious leaders and scientists gather to discuss moral implications of global warming as Pope drafts key letter.

Nature 520 596 doi: 10.1038/520596a