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Renewable energy: Wind power tests the waters

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:21am

The United States has plenty of strong winds offshore, but it has struggled to harness them for energy.

Nature 513 478 doi: 10.1038/513478a

Wet exoplanet has clear skies

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:21pm

Neptune-sized orb is smallest alien world known to have water vapour.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15973

India joins elite Mars club

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:21pm

The country's first mission to another world successfully enters the red planet's orbit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15997

Chinese science gets mass transformation

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Teamwork at centre of Chinese Academy of Sciences reform.

Nature 513 468 doi: 10.1038/513468a

Global Ebola response kicks into gear at last

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:21pm

US and UN mobilizations are welcome but overdue.

Nature 513 469 doi: 10.1038/513469a

US vows to combat antibiotic resistance

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:21am

Strategy lauded, but some fear it is lax on agricultural use.

Nature 513 471 doi: 10.1038/513471a

Drug-safety pilot makes the grade

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:21pm

FDA will continue to monitor safety from health records.

Nature 513 472 doi: 10.1038/513472a

Jubilation as NASA orbiter reaches Mars

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:21am

MAVEN probe to focus on science of atmosphere.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15974

Full-Galaxy dust map muddles search for gravitational waves

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:21am

Planck probe's survey of polarized light casts further doubt on BICEP2's gravitational-wave discovery claims.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15975

Scottish scientists look to a more independent future

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:21pm

Despite 'no' to independence, a promised push for decentralization could benefit research in Scotland and other UK regions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15976

US plans for future of fusion research

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:21am

Facilities should support the beleaguered ITER project, a panel recommends.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15993

Liquid-metal batteries get boost from molten lead

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:21am

Technology could provide large-scale storage for energy from erratic sources such as wind or solar.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15967

Hubble telescope time preferentially goes to men

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:21am

An internal study finds that female-led proposals to use the in-demand device are less likely to be selected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15969

Scientists react to Scottish vote

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:21am

Scotland remains part of United Kingdom, with promise of extra powers in areas related to science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15966

Special relativity aces time trial

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:21am

'Time dilation' predicted by Einstein confirmed by lithium ion experiment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15970

White House takes aim at antibiotic resistance

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:21am

Government seeks to prevent overuse of drugs and encourage development of new treatments for infection.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15962

World population unlikely to stop growing this century

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:21am

Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion by the year 2100, study finds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15956

UN sustainability goals need quantified targets

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Scientists must step up and secure meaningful objectives if they are to protect both people and planet, says Mark Stafford-Smith.

Nature 513 281 doi: 10.1038/513281a

Seven days: 12–18 September 2014

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:21pm

The week in science: Swiss scientists regain access to EU grants, Canadian archaeologists find long-lost ship, and Japanese regulators move to restart nuclear power.

Nature 513 284 doi: 10.1038/513284a

Climate summit previews push for new global treaty

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:21am

United Nations meeting aims to spark enthusiasm for a 2015 emissions pact.

Nature 513 289 doi: 10.1038/513289a