Brain-scanning techniques promise to give an objective measure of whether someone is in pain, but researchers question whether they are reliable enough for the courtroom.
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Mouse study suggests that emulsifiers alter gut bacteria, leading to the inflammatory bowel condition colitis.
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Super-massive object found in early Universe tests theories of cosmic evolution.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16989
For science to realize its potential in the Muslim world, attitudes need to change at a societal level, not just an individual one, says Dyna Rochmyaningsih.
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UK launches effort to track children from birth, months after US counterpart closes.
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Despite a recent sharp drop in the overall number of Ebola cases, the situation remains precarious in West Africa.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16964
Funding agencies stall over fellowship wage hikes announced by government last October.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16969
Chairman Rajendra Pachauri stands down amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16988
The development of some countries is as predictable as steady winds, but for others it is more chaotic, physicists find.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16963
Questions raised about conflict-of-interest disclosures by Willie Soon.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16972
Experts, regulators mull how to foster technologies without posing undue risk to patients.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16962
After a series of alarming reports, scientists estimate leak rate of about 1% for three major US gas formations.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16961
The week in science: Europe’s spaceplane soars; transgenic apples given go-ahead for US market; and geoengineering risks are highlighted.
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Analysis of millions of papers finds that junior biomedical researchers tend to work on more innovative topics than their senior colleagues do.
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Eurasian region gains ground as birthplace of Indo-European tongues.
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The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.
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The billions of specimens in natural-history museums are becoming more useful for tracking Earth's shrinking biodiversity. But the collections also face grave threats.
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Nature marks the 85th anniversary of the dwarf planet's discovery.
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A slew of papers reveals the chemical tweaks to DNA in a wealth of different cells — as explained with the help of a small orchestra.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16955
Sudden attacks of 'the munchies' are triggered by a change in the hormone released by neurons.
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