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Medication: The smart-pill oversell

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:21am

Evidence is mounting that medication for ADHD doesn't make a lasting difference to schoolwork or achievement.

Nature 506 146 doi: 10.1038/506146a

India kicks off fellowship for top visiting scientists

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 4:21pm

First batch of five researchers get generous funding to spend 12 months doing research in the country.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14703

Mapping pinpoints turtles' danger zones

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 4:21pm

Satellite and fisheries data show areas in Atlantic Ocean where leatherback turtles and fishermen clash.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14705

Atom circuits a step closer

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 2:21pm

Ring-shaped flow of ultracold atoms remembers how it has been stirred.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14709

Laser fusion experiment extracts net energy from fuel

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:21pm

Milestone is passed on the long road to fusion energy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14710

Lifespans predictable at early age

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:21pm

Worm study suggests that activity in mitochondria determines ageing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14712

Iconic island study on its last legs

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:21pm

Ecologists call for genetic rescue of Isle Royale’s inbred wolves.

Nature 506 140 doi: 10.1038/506140a

NIH makes wary return to India

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:21pm

Some clinical trials funded by US agency resume, but strict regulations have put off others.

Nature 506 143 doi: 10.1038/506143a

Down's syndrome discovery dispute resurfaces in France

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 7:21am

Debate flares over who discovered extra chromosome that causes the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14690

Medicine gets up close and personal

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 7:21am

Long-term study will monitor healthy people in detail — and encourage them to respond to the results.

Nature 506 144 doi: 10.1038/506144a

Crowd-funded HIV vaccine project sparks debate

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:21pm

Scientists question the tactics behind the Immunity Project's public campaign.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14675

UK 'absolutely committed' to reducing animals used in research

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Government stands by pledge but shies away from hard target as number of experiments rises.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14688

Graphene conducts electricity ten times better than expected

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Carbon layers grown on silicon carbide conduct electricity even better than theory predicted.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14676

Diuretic drug prevents autism in mice and rats

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:21pm

Rodent study supports controversial clinical trial showing beneficial effects in children with the disorder.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14683

China becomes world’s third-largest producer of research articles

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:21pm

But quantity is being favoured over quality, experts say.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14684

NASA’s troubled US$8-billion Hubble successor is back on track

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:21pm

After setbacks, delays and cost overruns that almost led to its cancellation, the telescope should be able to meet its 2018 launch date.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14686

China must protect high-quality arable land

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:21am

Figures from a national survey of land use seem positive, but the effort exposed some worrying trends, says Xiangbin Kong.

Nature 506 7 doi: 10.1038/506007a

Seven days: 31 January–6 February 2014

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:21am

The week in science: Trouble for North American butterfly migration, waste dumping approved in Great Barrier Reef, and lab-animal reforms for UK university.

Nature 506 10 doi: 10.1038/506010a

Grapevine gene bank under threat

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:21am

Scientists raise concerns about relocation of premier French research vineyard dubbed the ‘Louvre of vines’.

Nature 506 18 doi: 10.1038/506018a

Biomedicine: The changing face of primate research

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:21pm

A hard-won political victory for primate research is at risk of unravelling in pockets of Europe.

Nature 506 24 doi: 10.1038/506024a