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
Neptune-sized orb is smallest alien world known to have water vapour.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15973
The country's first mission to another world successfully enters the red planet's orbit.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15997
Teamwork at centre of Chinese Academy of Sciences reform.
Nature 513 468 doi: 10.1038/513468a
US and UN mobilizations are welcome but overdue.
Nature 513 469 doi: 10.1038/513469a
Strategy lauded, but some fear it is lax on agricultural use.
Nature 513 471 doi: 10.1038/513471a
FDA will continue to monitor safety from health records.
Nature 513 472 doi: 10.1038/513472a
MAVEN probe to focus on science of atmosphere.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15974
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
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
Facilities should support the beleaguered ITER project, a panel recommends.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15993
Technology could provide large-scale storage for energy from erratic sources such as wind or solar.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15967
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
Scotland remains part of United Kingdom, with promise of extra powers in areas related to science.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15966
'Time dilation' predicted by Einstein confirmed by lithium ion experiment.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15970
Government seeks to prevent overuse of drugs and encourage development of new treatments for infection.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15962
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
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
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
United Nations meeting aims to spark enthusiasm for a 2015 emissions pact.
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