Anthropologist Scott Atran has done extensive field interviews with would-be and convicted terrorists.
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The week in science: Trove of extinct animal bones found in underwater cave; influential leader of German science policy dies; and Japan approves massive stimulus package.
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Digital version of Moorea will provide a way to experiment with an entire ecosystem.
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Canine dominance bows to tabby chic as cat sequencing takes off.
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Delayed DSCOVR probe will monitor conditions on Earth and solar storms in space.
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Team calls for more scepticism in marine research.
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A charcoal-rich product called biochar could boost agricultural yields and control pollution. Scientists are putting the trendy substance to the test.
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Margaret McFall-Ngai has dissected the relationship between a beautiful squid and its live-in bacteria — and found lessons for microbiome research on the way.
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Forcing research to fit the mould of high-impact journals weakens it. Hiring decisions should be based on merit, not impact factor, says Reinhard Werner.
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But such cheaper, generic versions of biological drugs face scientific, regulatory and patent hurdles.
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The first episode in a new series of audio documentaries on Nature 's podcast asks what it is like to be a bat, and meets the woman who knows better than anyone.
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Revived Kepler telescope spies system with one planet in habitable zone.
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Environmentalists worried after Brazilian president picks ministers with ties to agriculture lobby.
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Material used in diaper absorbant can make brain tissue bigger and enable ordinary microscopes to resolve features down to 60 nanometres.
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Trained macaques studied themselves in mirrors, fuelling debate over animals' capacity for self-recognition.
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An 'essentially unbeatable' algorithm for the popular card game points to strategies for solving real-life problems without having complete information.
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Analysis reveals which nations must refrain from exploiting much of their carbon-based energy resources if temperatures are to rise by no more than 2 °C this century.
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The Horizon 2020 programme threatens to siphon away the best scientists from southern Europe, argues Colin Macilwain.
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The week in science: Discredited stem-cell findings linked to contamination; NASA balloon mission springs a leak; and US to consider protections for monarch butterfly.
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Companies and clinicians turn to ketamine to treat mental-health disorder as pipeline of new drugs dries up.
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