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Keep the directive that protects research animals

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:21am

Losing legislation that has animal welfare at its core would not just jeopardize science, it is also likely to lead to a drop in standards, argues Kay Davies.

Nature 521 7 doi: 10.1038/521007a

Seven days: 1–7 May 2015

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:21am

The week in science: farewell to MESSENGER; the Pope takes lead on climate change; and Tesla reveals home batteries.

Nature 521 10 doi: 10.1038/521010a

Pluto-bound craft hunts for hazardous moons

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:21am

Unknown satellites pose danger to New Horizons mission as it journeys to the edge of the Solar System.

Nature 521 14 doi: 10.1038/521014a

Fossil-fuel divestment campaign hits resistance

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:21am

Academics suggest other ways to cut carbon emissions on campus and beyond.

Nature 521 16 doi: 10.1038/521016a

The retirement debate: Stay at the bench, or make way for the next generation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:21am

When and how to exit research has become a charged issue in science.

Nature 521 20 doi: 10.1038/521020a

Scientists stumble across unknown stem-cell type

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:21pm

‘Region-selective’ pluripotent cells raise possibility of growing human organs in animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17496

Mobile-phone microscope detects eye parasite

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:21pm

Tool demonstrates new thinking for diagnostic technologies in remote locales.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17499

Japanese academics spooked by military science incursions

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:21pm

Relationship between traditionally pacifist research community and military is changing.

Nature 521 13 doi: 10.1038/521013a

Pint-sized DNA sequencer impresses first users

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:21pm

Portable device offers on-the-spot data to fight disease, catalogue species and more.

Nature 521 15 doi: 10.1038/521015a

Mysterious galactic signal points LHC to dark matter

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:21am

High-energy particles at centre of Milky Way now within scope of Large Hadron Collider.

Nature 521 17 doi: 10.1038/521017a

Research: Africa's fight for equality

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:21am

After years of second-class status in research partnerships, African scientists are calling for change.

Nature 521 24 doi: 10.1038/521024a

Countering a tide of anti-vaccine sentiment

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:21am

GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley explains the challenges of supporting immunization in the world's neediest countries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17372

Images expose thunder in exquisite detail

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:21pm

Acoustic measurements reveal the energy that radiates from a lightning bolt.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17490

Fjords soak up a surprising amount of carbon

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:21am

Inlets at high latitudes store carbon faster than do other marine ecosystems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17464

Floods might have doomed prehistoric American city

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:21pm

Cahokia settlement's decline began in 1200, around time of major Mississippi River surge.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17470

How scientists are aiding quake recovery in Nepal

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:21pm

Geologist Pradeep Mool talks about the aftermath of the magnitude-7.8 event near Kathmandu.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17460

Mammoth genomes provide recipe for creating Arctic elephants

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:21pm

Catalogue of genetic differences between woolly mammoths and elephants reveals how ice-age giants braved the cold.

Nature 521 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17462

Massive underwater volcano erupts

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:21am

Event at Axial Seamount tests new deep-sea observing network.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17463

Will Tesla's battery change the energy market?

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:21am

Luxury electric-car firm turns its hand to stationary energy storage.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17469

First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility test

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:21am

Crowd-sourced effort raises nuanced questions about what counts as replication.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17433