Archaeologists draw comparisons between the fall of the Akkadian empire more than 4,000 years ago and the crises in contemporary Syria.
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Misinformation forms an inevitable part of public debate, but scientists should always focus on informing the decision-makers, advises Lynn Dicks.
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The week in science: Massive meteor hits Russia; world’s first clinical study to put iPS cells in humans gets green light; and head of Fukushima health survey steps down.
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China launches world’s deepest particle-physics experiment — but it joins a crowded field.
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Italy’s researchers want change they can believe in.
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Geology and infrastructure could impede development.
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Venerable government adviser will fund grants with half-billion-dollar windfall.
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With the help of a tiny worm, Cornelia Bargmann is unpicking the neural circuits that drive eating, socializing and sex.
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Cement manufacturing is a major source of greenhouse gases. But cutting emissions means mastering one of the most complex materials known.
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Shunichi Yamashita led well-received study of nuclear accident's effects but was blamed for poor communication.
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Emissions from transport and industry have increased faster than those from agriculture.
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Nature has removed the text of this story after being notified of problems in the original analysis.
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Maps of neuronal activity reveal how the brain articulates complex speech.
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Maturing technology speeds medical diagnoses.
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Loss of patent control could rekindle ‘terminator’ technology.
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Separate bacteria populations may respond to environmental changes in identical ways.
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Technique helps to untangle complexity in systems from metabolism to social networks.
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The remnants of self-destructing stars can accelerate particles to higher energies than world's most powerful accelerator.
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US approval that gives hope to those with a rare genetic eye condition.
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Explosion rivalled nuclear blast, but rock was still too small for advance-warning networks to spot.
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