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Hubble telescope time preferentially goes to men

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:21am

An internal study finds that female-led proposals to use the in-demand device are less likely to be selected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15969

Scientists react to Scottish vote

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:21am

Scotland remains part of United Kingdom, with promise of extra powers in areas related to science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15966

Special relativity aces time trial

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:21am

'Time dilation' predicted by Einstein confirmed by lithium ion experiment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15970

White House takes aim at antibiotic resistance

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:21am

Government seeks to prevent overuse of drugs and encourage development of new treatments for infection.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15962

World population unlikely to stop growing this century

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:21am

Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion by the year 2100, study finds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15956

UN sustainability goals need quantified targets

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Scientists must step up and secure meaningful objectives if they are to protect both people and planet, says Mark Stafford-Smith.

Nature 513 281 doi: 10.1038/513281a

Seven days: 12–18 September 2014

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:21pm

The week in science: Swiss scientists regain access to EU grants, Canadian archaeologists find long-lost ship, and Japanese regulators move to restart nuclear power.

Nature 513 284 doi: 10.1038/513284a

Climate summit previews push for new global treaty

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:21am

United Nations meeting aims to spark enthusiasm for a 2015 emissions pact.

Nature 513 289 doi: 10.1038/513289a

Sugar substitutes linked to obesity

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:21pm

Artificial sweetener seems to change gut microbiome.

Nature 513 290 doi: 10.1038/513290a

Indian Mars craft prepares for orbit

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:21pm

Mangalyaan aims to be Asia’s first successful Martian mission.

Nature 513 291 doi: 10.1038/513291a

Global initiative targets progressive multiple sclerosis

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:21pm

Goal to develop treatments for a refractory form of the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15948

Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:21am

Algal enzyme can speed up rate at which plants make food.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15949

Monster black hole found in tiny galaxy

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:21am

Discovery hints at twice as many supermassive black holes in the nearby Universe as previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15953

Climate simulation doubles Sahara's age

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:21pm

A shrinking sea off northern Africa triggered the desert's formation 7 million years ago, study suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15954

Japan stem-cell trial stirs envy

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:21pm

Researchers elsewhere can’t wait to test iPS cells in humans.

Nature 513 287 doi: 10.1038/513287a

Lander to aim for comet’s ‘head’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:21pm

Touchdown site for Rosetta probe chosen unanimously.

Nature 513 288 doi: 10.1038/513288a

Hubble telescope time preferentially goes to men

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:21am

An internal study finds that female-led proposals to use the in-demand device are less likely to be selected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15969

Cross-bred crops get fit faster

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:21am

Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize.

Nature 513 292 doi: 10.1038/513292a

Diversity: Pride in science

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:21pm

The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.

Nature 513 297 doi: 10.1038/513297a

Will the Ebola virus go airborne?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Experts say the possibility remains remote.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15943