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NASA launches next-generation scientific balloon

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 6:21am

Super-pressure technology could keep γ-ray telescope aloft for 100 days or more around Antarctica.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16642

Nicaragua defies canal protests

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 6:21am

Scientists call for independent environmental assessment.

Nature 517 7 doi: 10.1038/517007a

Rudimentary egg and sperm cells made from stem cells

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:21pm

A feat achieved for the first time in humans could be a step towards a cure for infertility.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16636

Ebola raises profile of blood-based therapy

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

Convalescent plasma therapy is trialled to fight Ebola, but could also be used for new and emerging pathogens.

Nature 517 9 doi: 10.1038/517009a

Peer review — reviewed

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:21pm

Top medical journals filter out poor papers but often reject future citation champions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16629

Animal-rights activists ramp up campaigns in Europe

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

Footage from German and Italian labs makes its way to television reports.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16637

Japanese scientist resigns as 'STAP' stem-cell method fails

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 2:21pm

Haruko Obokata caused a sensation earlier this year with papers, now discredited, that claimed a simple method for creating stem cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16631

For sale: “Your name here” in a prestigious science journal

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:21am

An investigation into some scientific papers finds worrying irregularities.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16635

365 days: Nature’s 2014 quiz

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:21pm

Test your knowledge of the year in science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16555

Ebola survivors fight prejudice

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:21am

Organizations seek to help patients reintegrate into society after recovering from the virus.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16561

How do you test an Ebola vaccine?

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:21pm

Scientists in West Africa are racing to determine what immunization strategies could be most effective to contain the epidemic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16579

UK releases world's largest university assessment

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:21pm

Government reveals ratings that will guide spending of £2 billion — and announces overall science strategy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16587

Still no stem cells via easy 'STAP' path

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 7:21pm

Japanese researcher's renewed attempts to induce pluripotency by putting cells under stress come up empty.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16606

European court clears way for stem-cell patents

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:21am

A ruling from the European Court of Justice lifts 2011 ban on patenting embryonic stem cells made from unfertilized eggs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16610

Satellite maps global carbon dioxide levels

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 4:21am

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 overcomes design flaw discovered after launch.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16615

Books & Arts of 2014

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:21am

Our top 10 picks of Books & Arts coverage of the year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16616

Challenge the abuse of science in setting policy

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:21pm

The misuse of wolf research by Swedish politicians should be a warning to all biodiversity scientists, says Guillaume Chapron.

Nature 516 289 doi: 10.1038/516289a

Seven days: 12–18 December 2014

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Activists harm Nazca lines; Large Hadron Collider heads towards reboot; and Russia promises nuclear reactors for India.

Nature 516 292 doi: 10.1038/516292a

Books & Arts of 2014

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Our top 10 picks of Books & Arts coverage of the year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16616

Inside the cultural struggle to stamp out Ebola

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:21pm

A front-line report from Sierra Leone examines efforts to change hearts and minds in West Africa’s villages.

Nature 516 295 doi: 10.1038/516295a