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Starvation in pregnant mice marks offspring DNA

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:21pm

Aftermath of hunger affects three generations in study of epigenetic changes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15534

Chimpanzee IQ starts in the genes

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:21pm

Study shows that about half of the animals' intellect is heritable.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15533

Memory-saving devices snag US research funds

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:21am

Implants to restore brain function lost to injury and disease win support from defence agency.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15537

Attempt to retrieve NASA probe runs out of gas

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:21am

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Imperial College animal research chief steps down

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:21am

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Not all plagiarism requires a retraction

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:21am

Papers that plagiarize only text can still contribute to the literature, but any errors or omissions should be prominently corrected, says Praveen Chaddah.

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Seven days: 4–10 July 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:21pm

The week in science: NASA launches carbon-tracking satellite; European particle accelerators funded; and gloom over Caribbean coral reefs.

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Malaria control: The great mosquito hunt

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:21pm

From dogs to balloons, researchers are using unorthodox ways to find out where malaria vectors hide during a long dry season.

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Cooling protects oxygen-deprived infants

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:21pm

Use of hypothermia in babies at risk of brain damage lessens risk of long-term disability.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15525

NIH finds forgotten smallpox store

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:21pm

Sixty-year-old ampoule contains smallpox DNA, and it is unclear whether the virus is viable.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15526

Exploding star reveals origins of Universe's dust

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Cosmic dust is crucial to the birth of stars and planets but why so much was present in the young Universe was a mystery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15528

Portugal cuts funding for lowest-rated labs

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:21pm

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Physicists defend Big Bang wave announcement

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:21am

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India races through environmental approvals

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:21pm

But ecologists worry that fast turnaround will do nothing to improve quality of assessments.

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Survey probes volcano’s depths

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:21pm

Seismic project aims to reveal plumbing of Mount St Helens.

Nature 511 136 doi: 10.1038/511136a

Biotech reels over patent ruling

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Firms fight for the right to patent natural products and processes.

Nature 511 138 doi: 10.1038/511138a

Row hits flagship brain plan

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:21pm

Changes in scope and focus of European project anger factions of neuroscience community.

Nature 511 133 doi: 10.1038/511133a

Wastewater pumping ups Oklahoma's seismic activity

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:21pm

Recent surge of small quakes in the state linked to injections at oil-drilling and fracking wells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15512

Chimps from controversial lab move to retirement home

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:21pm

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Research integrity: Cell-induced stress

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:21pm

As a much-hailed breakthrough in stem-cell science unravelled this year, many have been asking: ‘Where were the safeguards?’

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