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Bat drinks using ‘tongue-pump’ trick

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:21am

Unique mechanism is an alternative to lapping up liquid.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18434

China to launch cap-and-trade system

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:21am

Climate commitment could help to build momentum towards a new global pact to limit greenhouse-gas emissions.

Nature 526 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18440

Maths whizz solves a master’s riddle

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:21am

Terence Tao builds on an online collaboration to successfully attack the Erdős discrepancy problem.

Nature 526 19 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18441

Know your Nobel

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:21am

Test your knowledge of the prizes' storied history.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18395

The science behind the Volkswagen emissions scandal

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:21pm

Debacle has wide-ranging implications, but many already knew that diesel emissions tests were problematic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18426

Pope Francis pushes US Congress on poverty and climate

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:21pm

Pontiff calls for global-warming leadership before a body that has been reluctant to act.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18427

Nobel speculation kicks into high gear

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:21am

Soothsayers’ predictions include more women and individual winners than ever before.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18429

Bee tongues tell a tale of climate change

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:21am

Warmer temperatures and fewer flowers yield shorter bee tongues.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18430

'Snakeskin' Pluto revealed in planetary close-up

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:21am

Intriguing ridges add to dwarf planet's geological mysteries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18433

Make academic job advertisements fair to all

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:21am

Too many university posts are given to men without proper competition, says Mathias Wullum Nielsen.

Nature 525 427 doi: 10.1038/525427a

The week in science: 18–24 September 2015

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 9:21am

Volkswagen caught up in emissions scandal; crowdfunding to sequence the beaver; and Australia gets new science minister.

Nature 525 430 doi: 10.1038/525430a

Lost generation looms as refugees miss university

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 6:21am

Educational void risks hampering reconstruction in Middle East.

Nature 525 433 doi: 10.1038/525433a

Brain stimulation in children spurs hope — and concern

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 3:21pm

Treatment of developing brains offers greater scope for improvement but also intensifies risks.

Nature 525 436 doi: 10.1038/525436a

The hidden risks for ‘three-person’ babies

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:21pm

The powerhouses of the cell may have more roles than expected. Could that generate problems for mitochondrial replacement therapies?

Nature 525 444 doi: 10.1038/525444a

Fishing for fossils in the North Sea

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:21pm

Palaeontologist Natasja den Ouden on how fossils from the marine environment are shedding light on big mammals in the last ice age.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18409

Failed replications put STAP stem-cell claims to rest

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:21pm

Multiple labs conclude that the seemingly miraculous results originated from contamination with ordinary stem cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18412

Private firms spy a market in spotting space junk

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:21am

As satellites proliferate, defence contractors are starting to supplement government tracking of orbital debris.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18425

UN approves global to-do list for next 15 years

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 8:21am

Sustainable development goals aim to wipe out poverty without wrecking the environment.

Nature 525 434 doi: 10.1038/525434a

Indian ASTROSAT telescope set for global stardom

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 2:21pm

Observatory will extend the capabilities of existing US and European facilities, and boost Indian research.

Nature 525 438 doi: 10.1038/525438a

Researchers wrestle with a privacy problem

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 1:21pm

The data contained in tax returns, health and welfare records could be a gold mine for scientists — but only if they can protect people's identities.

Nature 525 440 doi: 10.1038/525440a