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Searching chromosomes for the legacy of trauma

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 2:21pm

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor narrates her own participation in a study of epigenetic inheritance.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15369

Snakes mimic extinct species to avoid predators

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 7:21pm

Scarlet kingsnakes in North Carolina have evolved to more closely resemble a poisonous lookalike no longer found in the area.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15397

Origins of Arctic fox traced back to Tibet

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 6:21pm

High terrains might have been training ground for cold adaptation before the Ice Age struck.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15398

Secrets of ant rafts revealed

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Architecture of flash-frozen ant assemblages offers inspiration for robot designers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15400

Space-station science ramps up

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:21am

NASA pushes research agenda in face of Russian resistance.

Nature 510 196 doi: 10.1038/510196a

Cancer-gene data sharing boosted

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:21am

Efforts to get more breast-cancer gene variants into public databases are gaining ground.

Nature 510 198 doi: 10.1038/510198a

Bacteria implicated in stress-related heart attacks

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:21pm

Stress hormones break up bacterial biofilms, potentially dispersing plaque deposits into the bloodstream.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15396

Germany pulls back from international mega-telescope project

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:21pm

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New Science Europe head questions centralized approach to research

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Miguel Seabra talks open access, austerity and striking a balance between coordination and homogenization.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15328

Gargantuan galaxy clash unleashes shockwave

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Heat shock from cluster super-merger acts as particle accelerator a million times more powerful than any on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15379

Ambitious plans for BRAIN project unveiled

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

US National Institutes of Health’s share of the BRAIN neuroscience initiative calls for a ten-fold increase in funding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15375

Lyme bacterium's possible ancestor found in ancient tick

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Parasite trapped in ancient amber carried the oldest documented ancestor of the Borrelia that causes Lyme disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15378

Lunar rock chemistry supports big-smash theory

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Small differences in oxygen-isotope ratios help reveal how the Moon was formed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15356

Environmental offsets under fire

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

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Seven days: 30 May–5 June 2014

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:21am

The week in science: US proposes cleaning up power plants; retraction agreed in stem-cell controversy; and new statistics on the global rise in obesity.

Nature 510 12 doi: 10.1038/510012a

Federal boost for German science

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:21am

Agreement on changes to constitution pave way for university funding shake-up.

Nature 510 19 doi: 10.1038/510019a

Land models put to climate test

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:21am

Study under way on Mongolian steppes aims to improve knowledge of warming effects on vegetation.

Nature 510 16 doi: 10.1038/510016a

Solar energy: Springtime for the artificial leaf

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:21am

Researchers make headway in turning photons into fuel.

Nature 510 22 doi: 10.1038/510022a

Alzheimer's disease: The forgetting gene

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:21pm

For decades, most researchers ignored the leading genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. That is set to change.

Nature 510 26 doi: 10.1038/510026a

Overhaul complete for EU clinical trials

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:21pm

Researchers hope streamlined regulations will reverse decline in medical studies across Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15339