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Images of the month: August 2014

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:21am

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15797

US agency updates rules on sharing genomic data

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:21am

Changes clarify procedures for telling participants in NIH-funded studies how their data might be used.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15800

Neanderthals made some of Europe's oldest art

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:21pm

Criss-cross patterns deep in a Gibraltan cave suggest that the species had minds capable of abstract artistic expression.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15805

Earth's new address: 'Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea'

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Analysis of galaxies shows local supercluster to be 100 times larger than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15819

Quick test for malaria shows promise

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Magnetic detection method is more portable and less error-prone than conventional tests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15796

NASA extends Mars rover and Moon orbiter missions

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm

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California quake puts warning system in the spotlight

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:21am

Scientists, politicians and business leaders will discuss practicalities of a regional network.

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Icelandic volcano erupts

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:21am

Lava flows from Bárðarbunga after nearly two weeks of seismic unrest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15792

Ebola drug saves infected monkeys

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:21am

ZMapp is the first treatment to completely protect animals after they show symptoms of disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15793

US government labs plan biohazard-safety sweep

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:21am

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Ebola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21am

Outbreak likely originated with a single animal-to-human transmission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15777

Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:21pm

New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15786

Social sciences suffer from severe publication bias

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:21pm

Survey finds that ‘null results’ rarely see the light of the day.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15787

Cost to control Ebola shoots up

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:21am

World Health Organization projects 20,000 cases and requests US$490 million to control West Africa outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15790

Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:21am

Techniques used in the US to treat symptoms and subdue the virus in patients could work overseas, Bruce Ribner says.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15791

Seven days: 22–28 August 2014

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Botched launch for Europe’s GPS satellites; Iran’s science minister dismissed; and marmosets judged best model for MERS virus.

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Brazil considers transgenic trees

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:21pm

Genetically modified eucalyptus could be a global test case.

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Himalayan plants seek cooler climes

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:21pm

Race is on to record mountain biodiversity before it is lost.

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Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:21pm

Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.

Nature 512 360 doi: 10.1038/512360a

'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:21am

Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15773