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‘Stealth bomb’ antibiotic vanquishes drug-resistant bacteria

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:21pm

Technique kills infections hiding away inside mouse cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18696

Antarctic Journal: Packing for the end of the world

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:21am

Nature follows an expedition to study the fate of Antarctica's ice.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18707

The tapeworm that turned into a tumour

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 9:21am

Bizarre case study reports how cancerous cells came from a tapeworm infection.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18726

Sexual selection makes female songbirds drab

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 9:21pm

Study of 6,000 bird species shows why females sometimes evolve colourful feathers, but mostly don't.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18735

Canada creates science-minister post

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:21pm

New prime minister Justin Trudeau gives research a higher profile.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18739

Avoid major disasters by welcoming minor change

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:21pm

Scientists can educate policymakers on how to deal with the European refugee crisis — it's all about alleviating the pressure, says Len Fisher.

Nature 527 9 doi: 10.1038/527009a

Memory-boosting devices tested in humans

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:21am

US military research suggests that electrodes can compensate for damaged tissue.

Nature 527 15 doi: 10.1038/527015a

Indonesia blazes threaten endangered orangutans

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:21am

Fuelled by El Niño and land-management blunders, fires consume precious habitat.

Nature 527 18 doi: 10.1038/527018a

Software predicts slew of fiendish crystal structures

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 6:21pm

Chemists succeed at forecasting how complex molecules will assemble in 3D.

Nature 527 20 doi: 10.1038/527020a

The greatest vanishing act in prehistoric America

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:21pm

Seven centuries ago, tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the American Southwest. Archaeologists are trying to work out why.

Nature 527 26 doi: 10.1038/527026a

Ancient DNA dispute raises questions about wheat trade in prehistoric Britain

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:21am

Wheat DNA reported to be 8,000 years old lacks damage expected of its age, study contends.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18702

Antarctic coast meltdown could trigger ice-sheet collapse

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:21pm

Computer simulations suggest that unstable ice at continent's edges eventually leads to metres of sea-level rise.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18688

Troubled billion-euro Brain Project secures another three years' funding

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 2:21pm

European Commission hopes agreement will restore lost confidence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18704

Artificial-intelligence institute launches free science search engine

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 2:21pm

Semantic Scholar comes from centre backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18703

Low-fat diets have low impact

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 2:21pm

Large analysis finds that decades' worth of medical advice was misguided.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18678

'Rocket-on-a-rail' prepares to launch satellite

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:21pm

US Department of Defense wants a low-cost way to place satellites in orbit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18679

Indian scientists join protests over killings of prominent secularists

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:21am

National science academies decry religious intolerance and government's perceived embrace of superstition.

Nature 527 20 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18682

Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 8:21am

To celebrate Halloween, Nature brings you the undead results that physicists can neither prove — nor lay to rest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18685

Combined climate pledges of 146 nations fall short of 2 °C target

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:21am

UN climate chief says that global-warming limit is unachievable without further action.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18693

Nature's news quiz: Lithium-air batteries, China's one-child policy, and an Einstein gaffe

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 5:21am

Have you been paying attention to the science news?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18694