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Ebola survivors offer clues to body's virus defences

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:21pm

Immune responses of four people treated in a US hospital yield useful data for developing vaccines.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17068

Mediators call for change to science of Human Brain Project

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:21pm

Contentious elimination of cognitive and systems neuroscience programmes should be reversed, report recommends.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17082

UK and Italy wrestle over mega-telescope's hub

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:21pm

Decision over SKA headquarters is postponed after Padua seemed to have won over Manchester.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17067

Zombie ants, mummified seals and a gorilla punch

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:21pm

February's sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17018

The mathematics behind Internet virality

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:21pm

Computational social scientist Sharad Goel studies the spread of memes such as #TheDress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17046

Supernova 'kaleidoscope' seen for first time

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:21am

Rare cosmic alignment produces images that could help to measure the expansion of the Universe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17062

El Niño arrives later and weaker than expected

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:21am

Long-awaited shift in tropical Pacific will have little effect on weather patterns.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17064

Seven days: 27 February–5 March 2015

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:21am

The week in science: China’s panda survey concerns experts; Russia finally agrees with US on the International Space Station’s timeline; and science world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

Nature 519 10 doi: 10.1038/519010a

Developing world: The minority minority

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:21am

Women are under-represented in physical sciences and in science in the developing world. Meet three who beat both sets of odds.

Nature 519 20 doi: 10.1038/519020a

Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:21pm

One of the most devastating consequences of the Ebola outbreak will be its impact on maternal health.

Nature 519 24 doi: 10.1038/519024a

No link found between psychedelics and psychosis

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:21pm

In large US survey, users of LSD and similar drugs were no more likely to have mental-health conditions than other respondents.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16968

Ethiopian jawbone may mark dawn of humankind

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:21pm

A 2.8-million-year-old mandible and a digital model of a key fossil paint a complicated picture of the genus Homo.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17039

UK government slammed for Kew Gardens budget crunch

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:21am

Parliamentary report urges stable funding for leading botanic garden hit by cash crisis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17045

Complex societies evolved without belief in all-powerful deity

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:21am

Emergence of politically sophisticated societies may be assisted by faith in supernatural spirits, but does not need "big God" religion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17040

Human Brain Project votes for leadership change

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 8:21pm

Controversial European initiative will disband three-person executive committee after anger from neuroscientists.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17060

Harold Varmus to resign as head of US cancer institute

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:21pm

Nobel laureate has led National Cancer Institute since 2010.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17063

China’s scientists must engage the public on GM

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:21pm

The country’s shifting stance on genetic modification for crops needs the support of researchers to persuade a sceptical public, says Qiang Wang.

Nature 519 7 doi: 10.1038/519007a

Ebola’s mental-health wounds linger in Africa

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Health-care workers struggle to help people who have been traumatized by the epidemic.

Nature 519 13 doi: 10.1038/519013a

Robo-rescuers battle it out in disaster challenge

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:21pm

Nimble bots to go head-to-head for $2-million DARPA prize.

Nature 519 14 doi: 10.1038/519014a

World's deadliest volcanoes identified

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:21pm

Indonesia's population most at risk from eruptions.

Nature 519 16 doi: 10.1038/519016a