Computer simulation shows that conflict fuelled political consolidation in ancient and medieval history.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13796
Potential overhaul would yield surveys that are more frequent but less detailed.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13797
Mitigating fears during sleep could help to ease anxieties felt when awake.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13792
Anomalies in relic radiation could contradict the evidence for a level cosmos.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13776
Debate flares around European regulation of bisphenol A and other endocrine disrupters.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13787
Vladimir Fortov highlights the need for a clear separation between science and administration.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13791
Curiosity rover fails to detect previously recorded chemical in Martian atmosphere.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.13779
Cheap coating helps electric charge to dissipate from plastics and rubber.
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Controversial law has critics fearing 'liquidation' of the nation's science.
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Researchers calculate that the planet will leave the Sun's 'habitable zone' in about 1.75 billion years.
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The week in science: No science minister in Australia; Syria agrees to join chemical weapons convention, and Voyager enters interstellar space.
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Climate change and human activities are pushing the fragile ecosystem ever closer to instability, warns Maharaj K. Pandit.
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Conciliation sought in talks on EU research guidelines.
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But election prompts fears that budgetary pressures may sap strong investment.
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Lack of in-depth studies hampers efforts to identify source.
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As the IPCC finalizes its next big climate-science assessment, Nature looks at the past and future of the planet's watchdog.
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A graphical tour through the history of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the science that underlies it.
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Researchers struggle to project how fast, how high and how far the oceans will rise.
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Getting hundreds of experts to agree is never easy. Ottmar Edenhofer takes a firm, philosophical approach to the task.
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Elimination of single protein boosts reprogramming yield and consistency.
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