The week in science: Death of top Japanese stem-cell scientist; instruments picked for Mars rover; and drought tightens grip on California.
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Close approach and violent interaction of stars in η Carinae system will provide rare insight into stellar enigma.
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Proposed solution to Navier–Stokes equations, used to model fluids, is wrong.
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Selective gene expression in stout bears helps them to maintain steady blood sugar.
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As rumours swirl, government says it has not decided whether to allow field trials of transgenic plants.
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A famous name in regenerative medicine, Yoshiki Sasai was found dead on 5 August.
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Technology plugs into mobile phones to transmit data for offsite analyses.
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Study suggests underwater landslide deposits are imperfect record of past tremors.
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Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
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Osamu Motojima, head of the international fusion project, speaks out on delays, leaks and rumours.
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Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team.
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Video map of births and deaths shows rise and fall of cultural centres.
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Welcome steps have been made in uncovering a biological basis for schizophrenia, but for many, the question of ‘why’ is unimportant, says David Adam.
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The week in science: Scripps president resigns; record-breaking drive on Mars; and Poland creates a space agency.
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As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into the unfettered rivers.
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DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it.
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Although the virus is exerting a heavy toll in West Africa, it does not spread easily.
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Model based on Moon's craters could help to establish when life emerged.
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Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for more than four years.
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