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Books & Arts of 2014

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 2:21pm

Our top 10 picks of Books & Arts coverage of the year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16616

Inside the cultural struggle to stamp out Ebola

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 5:21pm

A front-line report from Sierra Leone examines efforts to change hearts and minds in West Africa’s villages.

Nature 516 295 doi: 10.1038/516295a

365 days: 2014 in science

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:21pm

Comets, stem cells and cosmic dust are among the year's top stories.

Nature 516 300 doi: 10.1038/516300a

365 days: Images of the year

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:21pm

Eruptions, comets and a see-through mouse all captured the imagination in 2014.

Nature 516 304 doi: 10.1038/516304a

365 days: Nature's 10

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:21pm

Ten people who mattered this year.

Nature 516 311 doi: 10.1038/516311a

Parasite test shows where validation studies can go wrong

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:21pm

First report from Reproducibility Initiative highlights importance of publishing details of experimental methods.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16527

The most-read Nature news stories of 2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:21pm

Black holes, stem cells and the changing face of academic publishing were popular topics for our readers in 2014.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16550

Comet lander's location still eludes scientists

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:21am

Search intensifies as researchers try to determine if Philae can recharge its batteries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16576

Earth's deep crust could support widespread life

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:21am

Discovery of hydrogen-rich waters hints at unexplored microbial ecosystems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16575

Plastic waste taints the ocean floors

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:21am

Tiny particles found in sea-floor sediment point to partial solution to 'missing plastic' problem.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16581

Comment pieces of 2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:21am

Our editors' picks of some of the best expert-authored opinion pieces of the year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16588

Romanian prime minister relinquishes his PhD

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:21am

Victor Ponta says controversy over 2012 plagiarism charges is a distraction to his cabinet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16583

Putin’s Russia divides and enrages scientists

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:21pm

Are geopolitical tensions destroying important links with the West, or can Russian research go it alone?

Nature 516 298 doi: 10.1038/516298a

Undersea robot explores life below Arctic ice

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Nereid submersible expands view of polar ecosystems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16577

Features of the year 2014

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:21pm

The best of Nature ’s longer reads, selected by our editors.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16563

Curiosity rover sniffs Martian methane

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Background gas levels are low — but they spike periodically.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16578

First trials of blood-based Ebola therapy kick off

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Trials of 'convalescent' plasma have begun in Liberia, and plasma and blood studies in Guinea and Sierra Leone will follow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16564

Lima talks map out path to climate treaty

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

But much remains undecided over goal of reaching international agreement next year in Paris.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16557

US budget deal gives small increases to research

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

US President Obama expected to sign legislation that also includes $5.4 billion for Ebola fight.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16553

Cloud monitor to hitch a ride on the space station

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

NASA instrument will gather data to improve and refine climate models.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16522