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Man-made quakes shake the ground less than natural ones

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Seismic danger from oil and gas operations may be overestimated.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15742

Developing brains switch maths strategies

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Counting on fingers gives way to memorized sums as neurons change connections.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15724

NIH chief keeps hopes afloat

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Director Francis Collins discusses the changing landscape of biomedical research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15723

US drone research hits regulatory turbulence

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Federal rules ground scientists using remotely piloted aircraft at private universities.

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Oceans need saving before science is nailed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:21pm

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Researchers create 1,000-robot swarm

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Tiny troupe could shed light on collective behaviour in animals and humans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15714

First dust grains from outside the Solar System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:21am

Citizen-science project identifies particles caught by NASA craft as having likely interstellar origin.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15720

Indian universities ordered to cut length of science courses

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:21am

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China should aim for a total cap on emissions

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:21pm

A focus on carbon intensity alone will allow emissions to grow with the economy, argues Qiang Wang.

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Health check for deep-sea mining

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:21pm

European project evaluates risks to delicate ecosystems.

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:21pm

Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.

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Near-Earth asteroid held together by weak force

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:21am

Discovery suggests better ways to deflect an incoming space rock.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15713

Stem-cell pioneer blamed media 'bashing' in suicide note

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:21pm

Lawyer for Yoshiki Sasai's family reveals motive of Japanese researcher's act following STAP controversy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15715

Only ten midges needed to make a swarm

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:21pm

High-speed cameras reveal when insects become self-organizing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15716

Mummifying-balm recipe is older than the pharaohs

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:21pm

Egyptians used the same general formula to soak burial linens as early as 4200 bc.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15717

Seven days: 8–14 August 2014

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:21pm

The week in science: Ebola declared an international public-health emergency; power-cut at UK’s Antarctic research station; and Rosetta space probe catches up with a comet.

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Native ecosystems blitzed by drought

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:21pm

California’s current water crisis offers a preview of what climate change will bring.

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Teen drug use gets supersize study

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:21pm

US government programme will examine 10,000 adolescents to document effects on developing brains.

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US assesses virus of the Caribbean

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:21am

Researchers warn that a change of mosquito host could accelerate spread of chikungunya across the Americas.

Nature 512 124 doi: 10.1038/512124a

Iranian is first woman to nab highest prize in maths

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:21pm

Maryam Mirzakhani is among four young researchers to win Fields Medals, awarded every four years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15686