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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

How to make biomedical research more reproducible

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:21am

Neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop discusses a UK report on irreproducibility in science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18684

‘Breathing battery’ advance holds promise for long-range electric cars

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:21am

New materials make prototype lithium–air batteries more durable.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18683

China's birth rate won't be dramatically affected by end of one-child policy

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:21am

Demographers say many women in modern China are more concerned about careers than having a large family.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18687

Grant application rejected over choice of font

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:21am

UK funder takes tough typographic line and rejects 4% of applicants over font transgressions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18686

Forensic DNA evidence is not infallible

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:21am

As DNA analysis techniques become more sensitive, we must be careful to reassess the probabilities of error, argues Cynthia M. Cale.

Nature 526 611 doi: 10.1038/526611a

The week in science: 23–29 October 2015

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 6:21am

Martian landing-site selected; telescope shuttered in Hawaii; and Hurricane Patricia pounds Mexico.

Nature 526 614 doi: 10.1038/526614a

Super-fast Antarctic drills ready to hunt for oldest ice

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 2:21pm

Next-generation machines can penetrate kilometres below surface in days rather than years.

Nature 526 618 doi: 10.1038/526618a

Cancer-fighting viruses win approval

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 1:21pm

US regulators clear a viral melanoma therapy, paving the way for a promising field with a chequered past.

Nature 526 622 doi: 10.1038/526622a

Before we drown we may die of thirst

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:21pm

The island nation of Kiribati is one of the world's most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But residents may have to leave well before the ocean claims their homes.

Nature 526 624 doi: 10.1038/526624a

How to make the most of carbon dioxide

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:21pm

Researchers hope to show that using the gas as a raw material could make an impact on climate change.

Nature 526 628 doi: 10.1038/526628a

Smart software spots statistical errors in psychology papers

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:21am

One in eight articles contain data-reporting mistakes that affect their conclusions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18657

Rosetta sniffs oxygen around comet 67P

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:21am

The presence of the gas could have implications for theories of the early Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18658

US panel proposes executive biodefence office

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:21am

Centralized approach promoted to streamline response and reduce overlap between government agencies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18659

US science agency refuses request for climate records

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:21am

House of Representatives committee is demanding documents relating to a study that refuted a global-warming ‘hiatus’.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18660