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Africa braced for snakebite crisis

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:21am

Health specialists warn that stocks of antivenom will run out in 2016.

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Newfound meteor showers expand astronomical calendar

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:21am

Sky-watching cameras spot 86 previously unknown events.

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Why interdisciplinary research matters

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:21pm

Scientists must work together to save the world. A special issue asks how they can scale disciplinary walls.

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Interdisciplinary research by the numbers

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 10:21am

An analysis reveals the extent and impact of research that bridges disciplines.

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How to solve the world's biggest problems

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 8:21am

Interdisciplinarity has become all the rage as scientists tackle climate change and other intractable issues. But there is still strong resistance to crossing borders.

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How interdisciplinary are you?

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:21am

Many scientists claim to be interdisciplinary — but are they really?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18362

Nanoparticles disguised as blood-cell fragments slip past body's immune defence

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 12:21pm

Drug-delivery systems coated in platelets used to repair damaged blood vessels.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18380

Welfare breach prompts Nature to update policy on publishing animal experiments

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 12:21pm

US-based team withdraws data and admits mouse tumours were allowed to grow too large.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18384

NIH disclosure rules falter

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 7:21am

Regulations that require researchers to disclose conflicts of interest yield questionable data and cost universities millions.

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Hunt for gravitational waves to resume after massive upgrade

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:21pm

LIGO experiment now has better chance of detecting ripples in space-time.

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Leading mathematician launches arXiv 'overlay' journal

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:21am

Journal that reviews papers from preprint server aims to return publishing to the hands of academics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18351

Worm's brain cells switched on with ultrasound

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:21am

'Sonogenetics' technique might be used to non-invasively stimulate specific neurons in other animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18368

Australia's scientists give new prime minister a cautious welcome

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 6:21pm

Malcolm Turnbull viewed as science-friendly, but has ruled out changing Australia's government's climate targets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18369

Director of US mental-health institute leaves for Google

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:21pm

Thomas Insel turned the institution's focus towards biological roots of psychiatric disorders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18378

California snowpack lowest in past 500 years

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:21pm

Tree rings help to put the state's historic drought in context.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18345

South African scientists trial humane shark deterrents

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:21pm

Orca-patterned wetsuits and shark-friendly nets among proliferation of research trials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18346

Marine life needs protection from noise pollution

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:21pm

Conservationists call for international regulations to limit noise from shipping and seismic surveys.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18342

Southern Ocean sucks up more carbon dioxide than was thought

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:21am

Remote ocean has doubled its intake of the greenhouse gas since 2000, reversing an earlier decline.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18347

Crowdsourcing digs up an early human species

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:21am

Palaeoanthropologist invites excavators and anatomists to study richest fossil trove in Africa.

Nature 525 297 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18305

Reproducibility will not cure what ails science

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:21am

A bill to make data for environmental regulation more transparent reveals the fuzzy boundary between science and ideology, argues Daniel Sarewitz.

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