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Lockheed Martin's fusion goals meet scepticism

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:21pm

Company claims it will have a working reactor in a decade.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16169

Can quarantines and travel bans thwart Ebola?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:21pm

The rules in place to prevent pandemics vary from one US state to the next, and even more so between different countries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16172

Physicists see potential dark matter from the Sun

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:21pm

X-ray data hinting at axion particles draw interest and cautionary warnings.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16174

Atlantic observatory faces rocky future

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:21pm

Mountaintop facility in Azores can track pollution from North America.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16132

Scientists caught in Chinese anti-corruption sweep

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:21pm

Researchers allegedly embezzled funding for science 'megaprojects'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16152

US Dust Bowl unrivalled in past 1,000 years

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:21am

Atmospheric conditions and human actions combined to drive the 1930s mega-drought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16157

Poisoned vulture could herald European bird crisis

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:21am

Death linked to drugs whose use in cattle devastated vulture populations in India.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16161

How terror-proof is your economy?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:21am

Scientists can help to develop a financial safety net by providing transparent market data and loss-impact analysis, says Erwann Michel-Kerjan.

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Seven days: 10–16 October 2014

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:21am

The week in science: Disaster strikes Taiwanese research vessel, UK launches its first space-weather forecasting centre, and ancient Greek shipwreck yields fresh booty.

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African penguins put researchers in a flap

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:21pm

Controlled fishing experiment raises controversy over cause of birds’ decline on Robben Island.

Nature 514 283 doi: 10.1038/514283a

Ebola by the numbers: The size, spread and cost of an outbreak

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:21pm

As the virus continues to rampage in West Africa, Nature ’s graphic offers a guide to the figures that matter.

Nature 514 284 doi: 10.1038/514284a

Higher education: The university experiment

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:21am

Universities must evolve if they are to survive. A special issue of Nature examines the many ways to build a modern campus.

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The university experiment: Campus as laboratory

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:21am

Innovative ways of teaching, learning and doing research are helping universities around the globe to adapt to the modern world.

Nature 514 288 doi: 10.1038/514288a

Arizona's big bet: The research rethink

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:21pm

Arizona State University is trying to reinvent academia by tearing down walls between disciplines.

Nature 514 292 doi: 10.1038/514292a

Surf zones warmed from within

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Friction in breaking waves has been an overlooked source of heat in coastal waters.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16148

Illumina backs three genomics startups

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:21am

Sequencing firm's incubator programme aims to develop its technology for wider applications.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16158

Stem-cell success poses immunity challenge for diabetes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:21am

Researchers must now work out how to protect cell transplants from the immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes.

Nature 514 281 doi: 10.1038/514281a

Giant gene banks take on disease

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:21pm

Researchers bring together troves of DNA sequences in the hope of teasing out links between traits and genetic variants.

Nature 514 282 doi: 10.1038/514282a

Through the nanoscope: A Nobel Prize gallery

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:21pm

A selection of 'super-resolution' images taken with the techniques that won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16129

Sea floors host surprise methane-munching microbes

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:21am

Organisms living in carbonate rock provide a previously unrecognized sink for the greenhouse gas.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16151