Simulation suggests galaxy gained spiral structure after crashing into a smaller companion.
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Environmental groups sue to force US government to expand conservation efforts in North Atlantic.
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Field campaign in Panama will study whether lianas help trees to survive lightning strikes.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15325
Researchers confirm cellular basis for memory by implanting and erasing fear into the brains of rats using fibre optics.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15330
Study suggests that stellar wind of M-dwarfs erodes atmosphere of planets in the habitable zone.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15335
Study suggests the insects do not rely solely on the Sun as a compass.
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Draft regulations call for a 30% cut to US facilities' carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
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Algorithm based on publications finds that first-author articles in leading journals matter most.
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Five remarkable stars on the other side of our galaxy promise new insight into the outer reaches of our home turf.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15338
Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
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Two analyses suggest signal of Big Bang ripples announced in March was too weak to be significant.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15322
Males on two Hawaiian islands simultaneously went mute in just a few years to avoid parasite.
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Physicists raise the bar in race to find discrepancies between matter and antimatter.
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A plan for improved environmental protection is a good first step, but all levels of society will need to work together for it to succeed, says Hong Yang.
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The week in science: Germany announces research windfall; new crater is spotted on Mars; and Pfizer admits defeat in its pursuit of AstraZeneca.
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A concept developed for computer science could have a key role in fundamental physics — and point the way to a new understanding of space and time.
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