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US government labs plan biohazard-safety sweep

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:21am

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Ebola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:21am

Outbreak likely originated with a single animal-to-human transmission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15777

Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:21pm

New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15786

Social sciences suffer from severe publication bias

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Survey finds that ‘null results’ rarely see the light of the day.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15787

Cost to control Ebola shoots up

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:21pm

World Health Organization projects 20,000 cases and requests US$490 million to control West Africa outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15790

Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:21am

Techniques used in the US to treat symptoms and subdue the virus in patients could work overseas, Bruce Ribner says.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15791

Seven days: 22–28 August 2014

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:21am

The week in science: Botched launch for Europe’s GPS satellites; Iran’s science minister dismissed; and marmosets judged best model for MERS virus.

Nature 512 352 doi: 10.1038/512352a

Brazil considers transgenic trees

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:21pm

Genetically modified eucalyptus could be a global test case.

Nature 512 357 doi: 10.1038/512357a

Himalayan plants seek cooler climes

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:21pm

Race is on to record mountain biodiversity before it is lost.

Nature 512 359 doi: 10.1038/512359a

Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:21pm

Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.

Nature 512 360 doi: 10.1038/512360a

'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:21pm

Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15773

Scientists and cheesemakers gather for (microbial) culture

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Microbiologists are on a quest to catalogue and control the bacteria that make each raw-milk cheese unique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15776

How fish can learn to walk

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:21pm

Land-raised bichirs provide insight into evolutionary pressures facing first vertebrates to live on land.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15778

Long-sought neutrinos answer burning question about the Sun

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Underground lab catches low-energy particles that reveal crucial proton-proton fusion reaction.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15779

Entangled photons make a picture from a paradox

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:21am

Quantum imaging outlines objects with light that does not interact with them.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15781

Japanese lab at centre of stem-cell scandal to be reformed

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:21pm

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Allow use of electronic cigarettes to assess risk

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:21pm

Monitoring the outcomes of incentivized e-cigarette use, not endless research, will be the key to sensible regulation, says Daniel Sarewitz.

Nature 512 349 doi: 10.1038/512349a

World struggles to stop Ebola

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:21pm

Greater international assistance is needed to quell the epidemic, say health officials.

Nature 512 355 doi: 10.1038/512355a

Ecotourism rise hits whales

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:21pm

Desire to observe whales and dolphins up close is affecting animals’ behaviour.

Nature 512 358 doi: 10.1038/512358a

E-cigarettes: The lingering questions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:21pm

In the haze of incomplete data, scientists are divided over the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes.

Nature 513 24 doi: 10.1038/513024a