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Jupiter glimpsed as aliens would see it

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:21am

Viewing gas giant as if it were an exoplanet cross-checks method for studying worlds outside our Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16926

Forensics specialist discusses a discipline in crisis

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:21am

Lawyers and scientists need to talk, says Niamh Nic Daéid.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16870

Clinical-trial specialist could be next FDA chief

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 8:21am

Cardiologist Robert Califf has championed making clinical research more efficient.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16876

Future US megadroughts set to be the worst in 1,000 years

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 7:21am

Southwest and Great Plains expected to see to significantly drier conditions by end of century.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16916

Questions emerge over top Chinese science prize

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 7:21am

Award-winning computer-science project is under fire, rekindling criticism of China’s research system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16902

European languages linked to migration from the east

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:21am

Large ancient-DNA study uncovers population that moved westwards 4,500 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16919

And the winner is: not science

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:21am

Portrayals of science in the cinema are growing in sophistication — but not exactly at the speed of light, says Colin Macilwain.

Nature 518 139 doi: 10.1038/518139a

Seven days: 6–12 February 2015

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:21pm

The week in science: UK’s science academies call for more science spending; US FDA chief resigns; and Japan probe to try for Venus orbit again.

Nature 518 142 doi: 10.1038/518142a

NIH plan to give ageing scientists cash draws scepticism

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:21pm

Agency wants to pay senior biomedical researchers to wind down their labs.

Nature 518 146 doi: 10.1038/518146a

Darwin’s iconic finches join genome club

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:21am

Scientists pinpoint genes behind famous beak variations.

Nature 518 147 doi: 10.1038/518147a

Measles by the numbers: A race to eradication

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:21am

The US media are abuzz after an outbreak of measles in Disneyland but the disease will keep on popping up until it is wiped out worldwide.

Nature 518 148 doi: 10.1038/518148a

Impact of UK research revealed in 7,000 case studies

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:21am

Language analysis reflects how projects succeeded in unique assessment.

Nature 518 150 doi: 10.1038/518150a

Light fantastic

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:21am

Scientists are pushing the properties of light to new extremes. A special issue explores these frontiers.

Nature 518 153 doi: 10.1038/518153a

Optics: Leading lights

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:21am

Shape it, squeeze it, energize it or tie it into knots. Scientists are taking light to new extremes.

Nature 518 154 doi: 10.1038/518154a

Optics: Super vision

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:21am

Using techniques adapted from astronomy, physicists are finding ways to see through opaque materials such as living tissue.

Nature 518 158 doi: 10.1038/518158a

US panel redefines chronic fatigue syndrome

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Recommendation to change name to systemic exertion intolerance disease ignites controversy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16905

Stem-cell star lands in same venture as disgraced cloner

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 3:21pm

Shoukhrat Mitalipov and Woo Suk Hwang are both involved in the deal but Mitalipov says the pair will not collaborate on research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16907

Spaceplane re-entry is a European first

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 3:21pm

Prototype for reusable vehicle opens up potential for ferrying planetary samples and carrying humans.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16908

World hails UK vote on three-person embryos

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:21pm

British approval for pioneering fertility technique leads other nations to consider rule changes.

Nature 518 145 doi: 10.1038/518145a

Moot punishments for Japanese STAP scientists

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:21am

Lead author of retracted stem-cell papers is fired, and a co-author is suspended, from jobs they no longer held.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16904