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China and Europe pore over proposals for joint space mission

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:21am

Contenders for 2021 launch include telescope exploring ‘Dark Ages’ of the Universe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17133

Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:21am

Ebola vaccines have little in the way of commercial markets, so the risks should be shared between governments and industry, says Seth Berkley.

Nature 519 263 doi: 10.1038/519263a

Seven days: 13–19 March 2015

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:21am

The week in science: Carbon dioxide emissions stall; lapses in hygiene practices at biosafety lab; and vaccine advice on rare meningitis W.

Nature 519 266 doi: 10.1038/519266a

Ethics of embryo editing divides scientists

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:21am

Researchers disagree over whether making heritable changes to human genes crosses a line.

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The myopia boom

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 7:21am

Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.

Nature 519 276 doi: 10.1038/519276a

Fish uses 'water tongue' to grab prey on land

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:21am

Mudskipper feeding system offers an explanation for how early animals adapted to land.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17123

UK mapped out by genetic ancestry

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:21pm

Finest-scale DNA survey of any country reveals historical migrations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17136

Mystery of Darwin's 'strange animals' solved

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:21pm

Analysis using ancient collagen protein could permit study of fossils older than DNA allows.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17138

Structural biologist named president of UK Royal Society

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:21am

Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan will replace Paul Nurse in December.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17153

Mystery dust cloud and aurora spotted on Mars

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:21am

MAVEN spacecraft discovers surprises in the planet's upper atmosphere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17152

Marijuana gears up for production high in US labs

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:21am

Researchers will score more-powerful varieties of the drug courtesy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Nature 519 269 doi: 10.1038/519269a

Crunch time for Canada’s role in mega-telescope

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 8:21am

Astronomers ask federal government to honour promise for Thirty Meter Telescope.

Nature 519 270 doi: 10.1038/519270a

Irish government under fire for turning its back on basic research

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:21am

Letter from scientists questions commercially driven funding decisions.

Nature 519 273 doi: 10.1038/519273a

Fisheries: Eyes on the ocean

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:21am

Daniel Pauly is sounding the alarm over global fish harvests, but others think he is making too much noise.

Nature 519 280 doi: 10.1038/519280a

Chemical trick speeds up 3D printing

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:21pm

Solid objects can be printed from liquid resin in mere minutes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17122

Reprieve for Australian research facilities

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:21am

Government backs down on threat to infrastructure funding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17135

Bright spots on Ceres could be active ice

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:21pm

Early data from Dawn spacecraft could clear up mystery about dwarf planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17139

Five Solar System sights NASA should visit

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:21pm

US planetary scientists dream up voyages of discovery, from Venus mappers to asteroid tours.

Nature 519 274 doi: 10.1038/519274a

Mercury seen as never before

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:21pm

In its final weeks, the MESSENGER mission reveals fresh details about the planet's scorched surface.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17088

Researchers track eye movements to sway moral decisions

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:21pm

Altering the timing of a decision on the basis of gaze manipulates choices.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17124