Reforms to commercial and academic research systems still needed despite reaching spending milestone, say scientists.
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Violent incidents at academic institutions have spurred universities to adopt formal procedures designed to keep campuses safer. But do the tactics work?
Nature 505 150 doi: 10.1038/505150a
Using massive amounts of data to recognize photos and speech, deep-learning computers are taking a big step towards true artificial intelligence.
Nature 505 146 doi: 10.1038/505146a
Lizard study supports Darwin's hunch that lack of predators leads to unwatchful behaviour.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14462
Links are tenuous between Arctic warming and the extreme cold weather caused by a weak 'polar vortex'.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14485
Quinone could make flow-battery technology competitive with current storage methods.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14486
Elephant shark's genome — the first of a cartilaginous fish — exposes early evolution of vertebrates.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14487
Scientists find extensive evidence of biofluorescence in marine species.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14488
A new deep-field photo of a 'blank spot' in space unveils thousands of previously unseen primordial galaxies.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14489
Disclosures and resignations reveal scientific concerns over methods of Italy’s Stamina Foundation.
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Tensions as open-access initiative goes live — without the field’s leading journal.
Nature 505 141 doi: 10.1038/505141a
But they do little to alter the process of drug development.
Nature 505 142 doi: 10.1038/505142a
Review of five decades of policies reveals success stories, but smoking rates are still increasing in some nations.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14461
Astronomers spot best candidate for a Thorne-Zytkow object, a hybrid star proposed almost 40 years ago.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14478
The 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14482
Vessel buried off North Island coast sank more than 50 years before James Cook's discovery expedition.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14464
After his polar vessel became trapped in shifting sea ice, Chris Turney defends the scientific basis of the expedition.
Nature 505 133 doi: 10.1038/505133a
Gaseous planet challenges assumption that Earth-mass planets should be rocky.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14477
Mega-eruptions and smaller volcanoes are triggered by different mechanisms.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14460
As observations fail to pin down the stuff, explanations once considered fringe are getting another look.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14459