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Climate row pits academic publisher against

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:21pm

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NIH alternative-medicine centre proposes name change

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:21am

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Why an octopus never gets tangled

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:21am

Experiment with amputated limbs shows how motion of the arms is independent of central brain's control.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15204

Mexican skeleton gives clue to American ancestry

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:21pm

Genetic signature from cave remains matches that of modern Native Americans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15226

Comet begins to steam off as Rosetta homes in

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:21pm

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US bee losses drop but not enough

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:21pm

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Is it right to reverse extinction?

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:21pm

Several groups are working to bring back long-dead species, but these efforts could undo some hard-learned lessons, argues Ben Minteer.

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Seven days 9–15 May 2014

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Britain pledges to be more open about animal research; Stanford University axes coal-company investments; and Vermont passes GM-labelling law.

Nature 509 264 doi: 10.1038/509264a

Homophobia and HIV research: Under siege

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:21pm

A wave of anti-gay laws and homophobia in Africa is hampering efforts to study and curb the spread of HIV.

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Cosmology: First light

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 7:21am

The left-over radiation from the Big Bang has given up what may be its last great secret about the early Universe, but astronomers are determined to mine more from this primordial prize.

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Giant sperm found in crustacean fossils

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 2:21pm

‘Gargantuan gametes’ are oldest on record and have visible nuclei.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15218

Silkworm sex factor is no ordinary gene

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Creature is first one found to have sex determined by RNA rather than proteins.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15221

UK institutions sign up to animal-research openness

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:21pm

‘Concordat’ commits universities, industry and funders to greater transparency.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15222

Wanted: cure for fatal effects of radiation

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:21pm

Drug that treats damage to the gut could help people undergoing radiation therapy for cancer — or victims of a terrorist attack.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15225

Compound boosts lifespan in worms

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:21pm

Chemical supplement extends longevity by about 50%. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15224

Australia shakes up science budget

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:21am

Clean-energy agency axed and major funding cuts hit the government's science agency, while biomedical research celebrates gains.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15232

Russia's retaliation could doom Space Station

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:21am

Cooperation with the United States will end in 2020 as fallout of Ukraine crisis reaches space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15228

NIH to require sex-reporting in preclinical studies

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:21pm

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‘Misreading’ of data led to errors in statin papers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:21pm

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Microbiome therapy gains market traction

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:21pm

Wave of investment suggests drugs from body-dwelling bacteria are heading for the clinic.

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