After two decades and more than half a billion dollars, LIGO, the world's largest gravitational-wave observatory, is on the verge of a detection. Maybe.
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Gastric-bypass surgery can curb obesity as well as diabetes and a slew of other problems. Researchers are now trying to find out how it works.
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Lasers subject gem to millions of times atmospheric pressure
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Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.
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A science historian describes how he reconstructed the collection of texts the naturalist used aboard the HMS Beagle .
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Pig-heart cells modified to keep a steady beat.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15569
Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pledges ‘comprehensive, sweeping change’ after incidents involving influenza and anthrax.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15570
An expanded survey of abuse in the field points to the need for clearer policies.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15571
The week in science: Smallpox found in fridge; HIV-rebound dashes hope of ‘cure’; and scandal over faked peer review.
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UK government considers eight proposals for up to six research centres.
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Forum on deadly natural phenomena discusses use of simulation and hazard-mapping technologies.
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Other independent biomedical research institutions have turned to private benefactors.
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Particle-physics lab sets up fund for ‘extras’ as other big institutes mull similar move.
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Biological clock choreographs plants' daily pursuit of sunlight.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15548
Greg Clark, the minister for cities and local growth, will take over from the highly regarded David Willetts as universities and science minister.
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Anonymity of authors as well as reviewers could level field for women and minorities in science.
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