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Ocean observatory project hits rough water

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

Problems with data management challenge US effort to monitor seas in real time.

Nature 515 474 doi: 10.1038/515474a

US regulators move on thought-controlled prosthetics

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Robotic limb advances are attracting serious attention from the FDA.

Nature 515 476 doi: 10.1038/515476a

Publishing: The peer-review scam

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:21pm

When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems. Editors are trying to plug the holes.

Nature 515 480 doi: 10.1038/515480a

Confusion over publisher’s pioneering open-data rules

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:21pm

The Public Library of Science’s open-data mandate has prompted scientists to share more data online, but not everyone is complying with the regulations.

Nature 515 478 doi: 10.1038/515478a

Microbes help vultures eat rotting meat

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:21am

Gut bacteria and strong gastric juices show how the birds can live on decaying flesh.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16345

Immune system offers clues to cancer treatment

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:21am

Molecular signatures hint at who will benefit from next-generation cancer drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16395

Unpaid bills complicate EU science budget crisis

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:21am

A political impasse and a mounting pile of debts pose a threat to research in Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16392

US Ebola vaccine trial reports positive results

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:21pm

A related vaccine is due to be tested in West Africa in 2015.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16417

Open access is tiring out peer reviewers

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 4:21pm

As numbers of published articles rise, the scholarly review system must adapt to avoid unmanageable burdens and slipping standards, says Martijn Arns.

Nature 515 467 doi: 10.1038/515467a

Clinical-trial rules to improve access to results

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:21am

US agencies propose expanded reporting of drug-test data.

Nature 515 477 doi: 10.1038/515477a

Key Galapagos research station in trouble

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:21am

Local government’s closure of gift shop could doom Charles Darwin Foundation.

Nature 515 479 doi: 10.1038/515479a

Nuclear power: Desperately seeking plutonium

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:21pm

NASA has 35 kilograms of plutonium-238 to power its deep-space missions — but that will not get it very far.

Nature 515 484 doi: 10.1038/515484a

Pain and itch neurons grown in a dish

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:21am

Reprogrammed human and mouse cells offer way to identify new painkilling drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16401

Polar Code protects ships and species in icy waters

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm

Rules aim to curb risks from increased traffic in Arctic and Antarctica.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16402

Wellcome Trust wants research dreams to flourish

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:21pm

Director Jeremy Farrar on new plans to support more young scientists and ambitious projects, large and small.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16394

Robot reveals surprisingly thick Antarctic sea ice

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:21am

Underwater survey questions longstanding assumptions about ice surrounding continent.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16397

Lucy discoverer on the ancestor people relate to

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:21am

Donald Johanson reflects on the enduring charisma of the Australopithecus afarensis fossil he found 40 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16379

Mathematical time law governs crowd flow

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:21am

Pedestrians avoid bumping into each other by anticipating when their paths would collide.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16385

ITER's new chief will shake up troubled fusion reactor

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:21am

Bernard Bigot, the next director-general of ITER, plans to reform the decentralized structure of the project.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16396

Barley fuelled farmers' spread onto Tibetan plateau

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:21am

Cold-tolerant crop enabled high-altitude agriculture some 3,600 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16382