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Polar drilling problems revealed

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 3:21pm

Report into failings of expedition to explore Antarctic lake finds equipment to blame — but complications can be fixed.

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Rock’s power to mop up carbon revisited

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:21am

Experts push for more research into olivine weathering.

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Yellowstone grizzlies face losing protected status

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 8:21pm

Conservationists protest after panel recommends ending bears’ endangered-species listing.

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Sea drilling project launches

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:21pm

International expedition hopes to unravel mysteries of the South China Sea, one of the world’s most geologically important seas.

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Budget offers recovery hope

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 4:21pm

US physical sciences benefit more than biomedical research.

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Laser looks under the surface of art

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:21pm

Technique takes three-dimensional profiles of paintings without taking samples.

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Cash wanted to help monitor Fukushima ocean radioactivity

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:21pm

Scientist launches crowd-funded survey of US west coast but says health concerns are overblown.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14552

Frequency of extreme El Niños to double as globe warms

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:21pm

Climate models agree on projections of changing rainfall patterns from future warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14546

Light from ancient quasar reveals intergalactic web

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:21pm

Astronomers say it's the first direct imaging of the long-sought gas filaments stretching between galaxies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14550

Canadian government accused of destroying environmental archives

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:21pm

Researchers fear that valuable documents will disappear as libraries close and merge.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14539

Wonders of flat physics now seen in 3D

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:21pm

Three-dimensional graphene analogues could help to replace electronics with spintronics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14538

Drug helps to clear traumatic memories

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:21pm

Medication removes markers from brain’s DNA to increase effectiveness of existing treatment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14534

Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:21am

Solvent easily breaks down tough plant matter into sugars without costly enzymes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14545

Physiological data must remain confidential

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:21am

Electronic devices that track our emotions, heart rate or brain waves should be regulated to protect individual privacy, says Stephen Fairclough.

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Seven days: 10–16 January 2014

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

The week in science: Astronomers glimpse super-deep galaxies, India marks polio-free milestone, and Italian police investigate animal activism.

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Researchers question rescued polar expedition

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

Australian Antarctic Division says it did not approve research strategy of stricken mission.

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Comet craft ready to wake

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

Stakes high as European Space Agency waits for Rosetta orbiter to come out of hibernation.

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Repositories share key research tools

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 7:21pm

But some biological resource centres face funding issues.

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Climate change: The case of the missing heat

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 7:21pm

Sixteen years into the mysterious ‘global-warming hiatus’, scientists are piecing together an explanation.

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Astrophysics: The heart of darkness

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 4:21pm

The supermassive black holes that lie at the centre of every large galaxy are full of mysteries. But astronomers are finally getting a clear look.

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