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Clinical-trial rules to improve access to results

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:21am

US agencies propose expanded reporting of drug-test data.

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Key Galapagos research station in trouble

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:21am

Local government’s closure of gift shop could doom Charles Darwin Foundation.

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Nuclear power: Desperately seeking plutonium

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:21pm

NASA has 35 kilograms of plutonium-238 to power its deep-space missions — but that will not get it very far.

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Pain and itch neurons grown in a dish

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:21am

Reprogrammed human and mouse cells offer way to identify new painkilling drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16401

Polar Code protects ships and species in icy waters

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm

Rules aim to curb risks from increased traffic in Arctic and Antarctica.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16402

Wellcome Trust wants research dreams to flourish

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:21pm

Director Jeremy Farrar on new plans to support more young scientists and ambitious projects, large and small.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16394

Robot reveals surprisingly thick Antarctic sea ice

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:21am

Underwater survey questions longstanding assumptions about ice surrounding continent.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16397

Lucy discoverer on the ancestor people relate to

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:21am

Donald Johanson reflects on the enduring charisma of the Australopithecus afarensis fossil he found 40 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16379

Mathematical time law governs crowd flow

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:21am

Pedestrians avoid bumping into each other by anticipating when their paths would collide.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16385

ITER's new chief will shake up troubled fusion reactor

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:21am

Bernard Bigot, the next director-general of ITER, plans to reform the decentralized structure of the project.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16396

Barley fuelled farmers' spread onto Tibetan plateau

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:21am

Cold-tolerant crop enabled high-altitude agriculture some 3,600 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16382

Seven days: 14–20 November

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:21pm

The week in science: China and United States announce plans to cut emissions; European Commission scraps chief science adviser post; and pharma firm Actavis announces a US$66-billion takeover.

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Openness in science is key to keeping public trust

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:21pm

Silence stifles progress, says Mark Yarborough. The scientific enterprise needs a transparent culture that actively finds and fixes problems.

Nature 515 313 doi: 10.1038/515313a

Crisis mappers turn to citizen scientists

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:21pm

Crowdsourced disaster surveys strive for more reliability in online collaboration.

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Indirect costs: Keeping the lights on

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:21am

Every year, the US government gives research institutions billions of dollars towards infrastructure and administrative support. A Nature investigation reveals who is benefiting most.

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Developing world: Far-flung physics

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:21am

The International Centre for Theoretical Physics was set up to seed science in the developing world; 100,000 researchers later, it is still growing.

Nature 515 330 doi: 10.1038/515330a

India's 'yoga ministry' stirs doubts among scientists

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:21am

Ancient remedies and practices see a boost in government support, but evidence of their effectiveness is scarce.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16362

Banking culture primes people to cheat

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:21am

Individual bankers behave honestly — except when they think about their jobs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16380

Crowdfunded Moon mission is serious about science

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:21am

Celebrity-backed lander aims to drill the lunar south pole within a decade.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16378

US government cracks down on clinical-trials reporting

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:21pm

Proposed regulations would close loopholes that allow researchers to hide negative data.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16390