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US struggles to offload telescopes

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:21pm

West Virginia radio observatory seeks money from partners to fend off closure by the National Science Foundation.

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EU climate targets under fire

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:21am

Critics fear that Europe’s proposed energy goals and emissions cuts are too soft.

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Ukrainian scientists in forefront of protest

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:21pm

Researchers rally as government shuns international ties.

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Use of ‘fish aggregating devices’ could be unsustainable

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:21pm

Scientists are beginning to assess impact on fisheries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14593

Postmortem of famous brain explains why its owner couldn't learn

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Patient H.M. was missing part of the hippocampus, which is involved in creating memories.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14607

Russia's drug-resistant TB spreading more easily

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Newly discovered mutations help tuberculosis to stay infectious while evolving resistance to multiple drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14589

Grand Canyon is not so ancient

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Parts of famous chasm are tens of millions of years old, but integration happened more recently.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14584

Stem-cell company in crisis

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:21pm

Financial woes threaten Advanced Cell Technology.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14591

Telescope array could usher in astronomy revolution in Africa

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:21pm

The Square Kilometer Array will be the world's biggest radio observatory and promises to spur science and economic development in Africa.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14590

Stephen Hawking: 'There are no black holes'

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:21pm

Notion of an 'event horizon', from which nothing can escape, is incompatible with quantum theory, physicist claims.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14583

Old Mars rover finds signs of ancient water

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Ten years on, Opportunity pushes back the date of habitable environments on the red planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14569

Mantis shrimp's super colour vision debunked

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:21pm

One of the animal kingdom’s most complex eyes is really quite simple.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14578

How a contagious dog tumour went global

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:21am

Sexually transmitted canine cancer has acquired almost 2 million mutations and is still going strong.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14580

El Niño monitoring system in failure mode

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 8:21am

US budget woes cripple a key mooring array in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14582

Don't stop the quest to measure Big G

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:21pm

Pinning down the coupling constant in Newton's law of gravity is challenging, but with ultra-stable labs it can be done, says Terry Quinn.

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Seven days: 17–23 January 2014

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:21pm

The week in science: H7N9 flu makes a resurgence in China, comet-hunting Rosetta spacecraft wakes from hibernation, and Illumina claims $1,000 genome.

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'Extreme' workloads plague scientists at the start of their careers

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:21pm

But survey finds other concerns vary from country to country.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14567

Quantum physics: Flawed to perfection

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:21pm

Ultra-pure synthetic diamonds offer advances in fields from quantum computing to cancer diagnostics.

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Massive asteroid seen steaming off

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 8:21am

Ceres spews intermittent plumes of water vapour, but their origin is unclear.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14570

Plant killers protect rainforest diversity

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 3:21pm

Fungi that feed on vegetation can keep any one species from dominating.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14572