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Scientists split over Scottish independence vote

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:21pm

Research could founder or flourish if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom.

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Map of body’s protein-folding machinery wins major prize

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:21pm

The Lasker Awards are called the “American Nobels”, and one of the new winners says curiosity is his driving force.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15887

Balzan prizes honour plant ecologist and mathematician

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:21am

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Arctic archaeologists find Franklin Expedition ship

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:21pm

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'Smart genes' prove elusive

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:21pm

Study of more than 100,000 people finds three genetic variants for IQ — but their effects are maddeningly small.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15858

Lasker Award goes to breast-cancer researcher

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:21am

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Plate tectonics found on Europa

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:21am

Discovery buoys bid for mission to Jovian moon.

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NIH finds forgotten ricin during lab sweep

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:21am

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Blue whales back to their best off US coasts

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:21am

Research questions impact of ship strikes on population recovery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15846

Blood transfusion named as priority treatment for Ebola

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:21pm

Therapy uses serum from disease survivors, but data on effectiveness is scarce.  

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15854

Philanthropists aid Keeling curve

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:21pm

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Indian Ocean signal was not crash of flight MH370

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:21pm

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Critics say WHO e-cigarette report was ‘misleading’

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:21pm

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Australian gene-patent case dismissed

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:21pm

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Coffee got its buzz by a different route than tea

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:21pm

Genome of the robusta variety reveals that caffeine-making evolved more than once.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15832

Earth-shaking dinosaur discovered

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:21am

59-tonne behemoth was probably one of the largest land animals ever.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15842

Wayward Galileo satellites could still aid scientists

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:21am

But the European navigation craft launched into wrong orbit are of little help to commercial users.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15843

How archer fish gun down prey from a distance

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:21am

The fish control the range of their potent water pistols by adjusting their mouths.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15845