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Polar bear metabolism cannot cope with ice loss

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:21am

The Arctic mammals may not survive the ongoing loss of their hunting grounds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17992

Podcast: Organic molecules in space and the Pluto fly-by

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:21am

Nature’s weekly audio round-up.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17994

Tiger-trade crackdown boosts lion-bone sales

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:21am

Conservationists stress the need to address Asia’s appetite for wildlife products.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18004

Spain and Chile chosen to host γ-ray telescope

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:21am

Sites picked for Cherenkov Telescope Array, which will search for high-energy particles arriving from space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18008

Don’t distort policy in the name of national pride

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:21pm

Dyna Rochmyaningsih offers a lesson from Indonesia on what can go wrong when governments use research to make a country look good.

Nature 523 257 doi: 10.1038/523257a

The week in science: 10–16 July 2015

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:21pm

Report criticizes the APA for colluding on torture; South Korean government is sued over MERS; and Pluto gets sized up by New Horizons.

Nature 523 260 doi: 10.1038/523260a

Smart shots bring Nigeria to brink of polio eradication

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:21am

The nation has embraced the latest research and innovative approaches to vaccination.

Nature 523 263 doi: 10.1038/523263a

‘Organs-on-chips’ go mainstream

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:21am

Drug companies put in vitro systems through their paces.

Nature 523 266 doi: 10.1038/523266a

First robust genetic links to depression emerge

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 7:21am

Discoveries energize hunt for genes connected to mental illness.

Nature 523 268 doi: 10.1038/523268a

The scientist of the future

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:21pm

A special issue of Nature examines what is needed to grow the next generation of scientists.

Nature 523 271 doi: 10.1038/523271a

Why we are teaching science wrong, and how to make it right

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:21pm

Active problem-solving confers a deeper understanding of science than does a standard lecture. But some university lecturers are reluctant to change tack.

Nature 523 272 doi: 10.1038/523272a

Reading, writing and high-energy physics

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:21pm

A look at some of the most innovative science-education programmes from kindergarten to university.

Nature 523 276 doi: 10.1038/523276a

Oldest animal sperm found inside fossilized worm cocoon

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:21pm

Preserved 50-million-year-old cell remains may give clues to evolution of earthworms and leeches.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17976

‘Speedometer’ neurons discovered in rat brains

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:21am

Nobel laureates identify speed cells as a crucial component of the mammalian navigation system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17981

Scientists jubilant as Pluto mission phones home — safe

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:21am

New Horizons probe reconnects with Earth after journey past dwarf planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17983

Iranian researchers welcome nuclear deal

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:21am

Lifted sanctions could boost international scientific collaboration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17984

Pluto’s massive mountains hint at geological mysteries

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:21pm

Latest images from New Horizons mission show a patchwork terrain, and a surprisingly youthful Charon.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17986

Pluto mapper predicted dwarf planet's weird geology

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:21pm

Astronomer Marc Buie has studied the dwarf planet for decades.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17985

Buckyballs in space solve 100-year-old riddle

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:21am

Spheres of carbon-60 responsible for mysterious cosmic-light features.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17987

The story behind the story: Outpatient

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:21am

Find out how a headache inspired Dan Stout to write his story Outpatient .

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18002