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'Superfluid spacetime' points to unification of physics

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:21pm

Thinking of space and time as a liquid might help reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15437

Uprooting researchers can drive them out of science

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:21pm

Making early-career scientists change institutions frequently is disruptive and — with modern technology — unnecessary, says Russell Garwood.

Nature 510 313 doi: 10.1038/510313a

Seven days: 13–19 June 2014

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:21pm

The week in science: Chile axes giant hydroelectric dams; calls to dismantle RIKEN’s centre for developmental biology; and Europe’s medicines agency frees data on drug trials.

Nature 510 316 doi: 10.1038/510316a

Tree hitched a ride to island

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:21pm

Acacia analysis reveals globetrotting seed trekked 18,000 kilometres from Hawaii to Réunion.

Nature 510 320 doi: 10.1038/510320a

Scientific publishing: The inside track

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Members of the US National Academy of Sciences have long enjoyed a privileged path to publication in the body's prominent house journal. Meet the scientists who use it most heavily.

Nature 510 330 doi: 10.1038/510330a

Quantum method closes in on gravitational constant

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 2:21pm

Cold rubidium atoms provide fresh approach to measuring Newton's big G .

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15427

3D images remodel history

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 2:21pm

Digital-photo software promises to offer unprecedented access to artefacts and sites.

Nature 510 319 doi: 10.1038/510319a

US child study hits buffers

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:21pm

Launch date for cohort study set to be delayed as data problems are identified.

Nature 510 323 doi: 10.1038/510323a

HIV trial attacked

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Critics question ethics of allowing pregnant women to receive treatment that falls below the standard in their country.

Nature 510 324 doi: 10.1038/510324a

Irish university labs face external audits

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:21am

Funding agency aims to affirm best practice with independent checks on research methods.

Nature 510 325 doi: 10.1038/510325a

Gene tests suggest acid-bath stem cells never existed

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:21pm

Cells purportedly made with 'STAP' method came from the wrong mice, tests show.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15425

The parched planet: Water on tap

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:21pm

Researchers are exploring unconventional sources of fresh water to quench the globe's growing thirst.

Nature 510 326 doi: 10.1038/510326a

Study to test strategy to rid infants of HIV

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:21pm

New global clinical trial aims to replicate the mysterious 'Mississippi baby' success.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15413

Hubble telescope to search for spacecraft target beyond Pluto

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 1:21pm

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Quantum network would be most precise clock yet

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:21am

Physicists propose harnessing 'quantum entanglement' to surpass accuracy of any single atomic clock.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15406

Spider mating plugs become better with age

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Effectiveness of animal 'chastity' mechanism also depends on size.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15407

European Medicines Agency set to publish clinical-trial reports

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:21pm

EMA promises increased transparency but will not release anonymized data on individual patients.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15410

Spanish physicist brings radical politics to Brussels

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:21pm

Blogging about his disability propelled Pablo Echenique into an unplanned career in the European Parliament.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15380

Dinosaurs neither warm-blooded nor cold-blooded

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:21am

Metabolic analysis suggests they could regulate body temperature, but only to a point.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15399