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Afghan landslide was 'an accident waiting to happen'

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Natural-hazards expert Dave Petley discusses the 2 May disaster in Ab Barak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15158

Cotton balls help Darwin’s finches to help themselves

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Insecticide-laced nest materials offer a simple fix for parasite infestation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15142

Behavioural training reduces inflammation

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:21pm

Research subjects suppress immune responses using physical conditioning.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15156

Wiring of retina reveals how eyes sense motion

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:21pm

Online gamers helped researchers map neuron connections involved in detecting direction of moving objects.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15147

You don't always know what you're saying

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:21pm

People's conscious awareness of their speech often comes after they've spoken, not before.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15136

UK politicians wade into pharma mega-deal

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:21am

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UK proposes greater transparency on animal research

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:21am

Government seeks to ditch rule preventing release of laboratory information.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15143

The moral problem with commercial seal hunting

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:21am

The Canadian seal hunt leads to animal suffering, and a European Union ban on the import of its products should stand, says Andy Butterworth.

Nature 509 9 doi: 10.1038/509009a

Seven days: 25 April –1 May 2014

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:21pm

The week in science: FDA proposes regulating e-cigarettes; new UK ice-breaker research ship; and aid agencies warn of famine in South Sudan.

Nature 509 12 doi: 10.1038/509012a

Ancient bones show signs of struggle with coeliac disease

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 1:21pm

An affluent young woman with a probable gluten intolerance tried to manage it by altering her diet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15128

Infectious diseases: Smallpox watch

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 1:21pm

Frozen mummies and envelopes of scabs could contain remnants of one of history's most prolific killers.

Nature 509 22 doi: 10.1038/509022a

Deep-diving seals reveal secrets of carbon monoxide

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:21am

Gas appears to protect elephant seals from cell damage after periods of restricted blood flow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15131

Bird reproduction collapsed after oil spill

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:21am

Study of shag colonies on Spanish coast shows lingering effect of 2002 Prestige disaster.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15130

First exoplanet seen spinning

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:21pm

A gas giant orbiting a relatively nearby star rotates every eight hours, its spectrum reveals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15132

WHO warns against 'post-antibiotic' era

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:21pm

Agency recommends global system to monitor spread of resistant microbes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15135

Doubts over heart stem-cell therapy

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 2:21pm

Study queries early-phase trials of heart-disease treatment.

Nature 509 15 doi: 10.1038/509015a

US biodefence facilities ramp up

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:21pm

Government effort to produce vaccines on demand raises questions about cost and strategy.

Nature 509 16 doi: 10.1038/509016a

Basic science finds corporate refuge

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:21am

As many older companies move away from fundamental research, young technology firms are picking up the slack.

Nature 509 18 doi: 10.1038/509018a