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Theoretical physics: Complexity on the horizon

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:21pm

A concept developed for computer science could have a key role in fundamental physics — and point the way to a new understanding of space and time.

Nature 509 552 doi: 10.1038/509552a

Global health: Deadly dinners

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Polluting biomass stoves, used by one-third of the global population, take a terrible toll. But efforts to clean them up are failing.

Nature 509 548 doi: 10.1038/509548a

Toxic toads threaten ‘ecological disaster’ for Madagascar

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:21am

Researchers plead for action against invasive amphibian already poisoning native species.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15309

Depressed mice have excitable neurons

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:21am

Study pinpoints cells involved in coping with stress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15305

More woe for Australia’s science agency

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:21am

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Unknown appointed as new India science minister

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 5:21pm

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Lead author agrees to retract controversial stem cell paper

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:21pm

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European Commission rejects petition on embryonic stem cells

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:21pm

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Old cancer drug gets fresh look

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Refinements to disfavoured immune therapy offer safer, more effective treatment.

Nature 509 541 doi: 10.1038/509541a

US Arctic research ship ready to cast off

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:21am

Long-awaited vessel Sikuliaq joins an ageing fleet.

Nature 509 542 doi: 10.1038/509542a

Cloud computing beckons scientists

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:21pm

Price and flexibility appeal as data sets grow.

Nature 509 543 doi: 10.1038/509543a

Nuclear-waste facility on high alert over risk of new explosions

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:21pm

US repository scrambles to seal off barrels containing cat-litter buffer thought to be responsible for February accident.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15290

Chicken project gets off the ground

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:21pm

Effort aims to unravel the history of bird’s domestication.

Nature 509 546 doi: 10.1038/509546a

Biomedical institute opens its doors to physicists

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:21pm

The development is part of a growing trend to tap physics expertise.

Nature 509 544 doi: 10.1038/509544a

US and UK scientists dominate the ‘Hong Kong Nobels’

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:21pm

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US Supreme Court strikes IQ cutoff for death penalty cases

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:21am

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Exotic atomic threesomes explained

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:21am

How an experiment confirmed giant quantum states of three atoms that would not bind in twos.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15271

NASA might nix Spitzer telescope to save others

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:21am

Cash-starved agency to focus resources on Hubble, Kepler, Chandra and other orbiting observatories.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15289