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Researchers pin down risks of low-dose radiation

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 5:21am

Large study of nuclear workers shows that even tiny doses slightly boost risk of leukaemia.

Nature 523 17 doi: 10.1038/523017a

The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:21am

Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.

Nature 523 20 doi: 10.1038/523020a

Sex divide seen in mechanism that produces persistent pain

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:21pm

Research showing that male and female mice regulate pain sensitivity differently raises questions about gender balance in experimental design.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17864

Political science’s problem with research ethics

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:21pm

Ethicist Trisha Phillips discusses the fall-out from the Michael LaCour scandal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17866

Superconductivity record bolstered by magnetic data

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:21pm

Measurements show that hydrogen sulfide superconducts much closer to room temperature than other materials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17870

SpaceX rocket to space station explodes after launch

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:21pm

Incident marks third recent failure to carry supplies to orbiting laboratory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17865

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