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Extreme climate change slowed dinosaurs' rise

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:21am

Swings between wet and dry conditions confined large dinosaurs to the poles for millions of years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17728

Nature's editor knighted for services to science

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:21pm

European Commission's former chief scientific adviser, Anne Glover, also among those honoured by the Queen.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17757

Philae comet lander wakes up and phones home

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:21pm

Scientists hopeful as historic space probe sends signals to Earth, ending seven months of silence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17756

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:21pm

Development of anxiety and fear alleviated by manipulating immune system in rodents.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17746

The image detective who roots out manuscript flaws

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:21am

Jana Christopher discusses her job as a data integrity analyst at EMBO Press.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17749

Rosetta orbiter spies possible lander site

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:21am

Glinting pixels on comet surface raise hopes of finding hibernating Philae probe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17752

US government gives research chimps endangered-species protection

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 6:21am

The decision will prohibit most research on captive animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17755

Fluid injection causes ground to creep before quakes

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:21am

Monitoring rock movement could help to prevent seismic activity caused by energy exploration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17727

Quantum technology probes ultimate limits of vision

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:21am

Researchers hope to show whether human eye can detect a single photon — and its superposition.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17731

NIH extramural-research chief resigns

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 2:21pm

Sally Rockey, known for her popular blog, will head a foundation that supports agricultural research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17747

Australian science-agency staff announce strike

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:21am

Frustrations at CSIRO boil over after negotiations on pay and working conditions stall.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17748

Funders must encourage scientists to share

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:21am

To realize the full potential of large data sets, researchers must agree on better ways to pass data around, says Martin Bobrow.

Nature 522 129 doi: 10.1038/522129a

African academics challenge homophobic laws

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 7:21am

Scientific report demolishes assertions used to back criminalization of homosexuality.

Nature 522 135 doi: 10.1038/522135a

The week in science: 5–11 June 2015

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 7:21am

G7 nations present pledge on greenhouse-gas emissions; how the world is getting sicker; and the wheeling robot that scooped a $2-million prize.

Nature 522 132 doi: 10.1038/522132a

DNA data explosion lights up the Bronze Age

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:21am

Population-scale studies suggest that migrants spread steppe language and technology.

Nature 522 140 doi: 10.1038/522140a

The Pentagon’s gamble on brain implants, bionic limbs and combat exoskeletons

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:21pm

DARPA is making a big push into biological research — but some scientists question whether its high-risk approach can work.

Nature 522 142 doi: 10.1038/522142a

Genetic mutation blocks prion disease

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:21am

Unknown mechanism helped some people in Papua New Guinea escape historic, deadly outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17725

How to make sense of MERS outbreak data

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:21am

Plotted data show that next week will reveal whether South Korea’s infection-control measures are working.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17729

South Korean MERS outbreak spotlights lack of research

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 7:21am

How Middle East respiratory syndrome jumps from animals to humans remains a puzzle.

Nature 522 139 doi: 10.1038/522139a

The rise of Africa’s super vegetables

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:21pm

Long overlooked in parts of Africa, indigenous greens are now capturing attention for their nutritional and environmental benefits.

Nature 522 146 doi: 10.1038/522146a