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Stem-cell fraud makes for box office success

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:21am

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A call to those who care about Europe’s science

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:21am

Better collaboration is a laudable goal, but that alone will not be enough to fix the damage caused by Europe’s falling investment, says Amaya Moro-Martin.

Nature 514 141 doi: 10.1038/514141a

Seven days: 3–9 October 2014

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:21pm

The week in science: Ebola exported to US and Spain; Italy's health minister rejects controversial stem-cell trial; and tens of thousands of walruses crowd ashore in Alaska.

Nature 514 144 doi: 10.1038/514144a

Australian cuts rile researchers

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:21pm

Political scorn on top of shrinking funds creates hostility between scientists and Tony Abbott’s government.

Nature 514 148 doi: 10.1038/514148a

Gravity rivals join forces to nail down Big G

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:21am

Metrologists meet to design the ultimate gravitational-constant experiment.

Nature 514 150 doi: 10.1038/514150a

Large Hadron Collider: The big reboot

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:21am

As the Large Hadron Collider prepares to come back to life after a two-year hiatus, physicists are gearing up to go beyond the standard model of particle physics.

Nature 514 158 doi: 10.1038/514158a

Marmosets are stars of Japan’s ambitious brain project

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:21am

Ten-year brain-mapping effort will use monkeys to study human neural and mental disorders.

Nature 514 151 doi: 10.1038/514151a

Nobel for microscopy that reveals inner world of cells

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:21am

Three scientists used fluorescent molecules to defy the limits of conventional optical microscopes.

Nature 514 286 doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16097

Artificial arms get closer to the real thing

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:21am

Smarter nerve stimulation and muscle monitoring vastly improve prosthetic movements.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16111

World's oldest art found in Indonesian cave

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:21am

Analysis of images discovered in 1950s counters Eurocentric view of creativity's origins.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16100

Nanoscopy pioneers win Chemistry Nobel

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

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European Commission: Tar sands no dirtier than other fuels

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

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US plans upgrade for ageing Greenland research station

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

But proposals spur concern that development will pollute the nearly pristine site.

Nature 514 147 doi: 10.1038/514147a

Gates Foundation Challenges turn ten

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:21am

A decade of aiming to solve specific problems has yielded crucial lessons, says foundation official Steven Buchsbaum.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16094

Nobel for blue LED that revolutionized lighting

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:21am

Physics prize recognizes potential of invention with power to reduce global electricity consumption.

Nature 514 152 doi: 10.1038/514152a

Work still needed to reduce animals in research

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:21pm

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Nobel prize for decoding brain’s sense of place

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Discoverers of brain’s navigation system get physiology Nobel.

Nature 514 153 doi: 10.1038/514153a

Manure fertilizer increases antibiotic resistance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Faeces from antibiotic-free cows helps resistant bacteria to flourish in soil, puzzling researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16081

Neuroscience: Brains of Norway

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Nobel prizewinners May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have spent a career together near the Arctic Circle exploring how our brains know where we are.

Nature 514 154 doi: 10.1038/514154a

Dirty skies can swell rivers

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Sunlight-blocking air pollution hampers evaporation and produces more surface runoff.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16072