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Invasive lionfish discovered in Brazil

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:21pm

DNA links specimen to fish population that has spread through Caribbean.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17414

Major earthquake hits Nepal

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:21pm

Scientists have long warned that mounting seismic stress put region near Kathmandu at risk for a severe tremor.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17413

African CDC needs more money and a strong leader

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:21pm

Ebola spurred US support for pan-African health agency, but centre needs much more to succeed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17409

Ethics of embryo editing paper divides scientists

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:21am

Research community also split over how close the method is to being an option for preventing disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17410

High-scoring grant applications yield more highly cited papers

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 9:21am

Analysis contradicts previous work that showed little connection between grant-review scores and subsequent research outcomes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17380

DNA editing in mouse embryos prevents disease

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 9:21am

Destroying faulty DNA in mitochondria could be alternative to ‘three-parent embryo’.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17379

Oceans are 'worth US$24 trillion'

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 9:21am

Marine scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explains the rationale behind pricing the ocean.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17394

Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of thunderstorms

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:21am

High-energy particles from distant space could help to illuminate the origin of lightning.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17401

Cosmic confetti celebrates Hubble’s 25th birthday

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:21am

Star-spangled image released for anniversary of space telescope's launch.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17408

The moral challenge of invisibility

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:21am

Experiments that give subjects the illusion of having an invisible body could reveal how we respond to the ensuing temptations, says Philip Ball.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17402

Why I teach evolution to Muslim students

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:21am

Encouraging students to challenge ideas is crucial to fostering a generation of Muslim scientists who are free thinkers, says Rana Dajani.

Nature 520 409 doi: 10.1038/520409a

Bee studies stir up pesticide debate

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:21am

The threat that neonicotinoids pose to bees becomes clearer.

Nature 520 416 doi: 10.1038/520416a

Seven days: 17–23 April 2015

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:21am

The week in science: Nobel laureate leads stem-cell initiative; German science gets a boost; and comet spews dust from its dark side.

Nature 520 412 doi: 10.1038/520412a

Drug that boosts nerve signals offers hope for multiple sclerosis

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:21am

Trialled antibody treatment thought to work by renewing the protective coating of neurons.

Nature 520 417 doi: 10.1038/520417a

Canadian budget pushes applied research

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:21am

Plan seeks to increase government partnerships with industry but downplays basic science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17305

Chemistry: Degrees of separation

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:21am

Chemists hope to break China's monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.

Nature 520 426 doi: 10.1038/520426a

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:21pm

Rumours of germline modification prove true — and look set to reignite an ethical debate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17378

A century of chemical warfare: nations reflect on grim anniversary

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:21pm

International community renews vows to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons as evidence grows of chlorine use in Syria.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17381

Hawaiian telescope project seeks way forward amid protests

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:21am

Demonstrators march against plan to construct Thirty Meter Telescope on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17396

Chimpanzee ‘personhood’ case sows confusion

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:21pm

New York judge amends an order that animal rights group said granted a writ of habeas corpus to two research animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17398