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Antibiotic resistance focus of UK Longitude Prize

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

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Rural students are being left behind in China

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

As the education gap between city and countryside widens, young people face an invisible barrier to scientific research, says Qiang Wang.

Nature 510 445 doi: 10.1038/510445a

Seven days: 20–26 June 2014

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Chemist fined over burns death in lab; gravitational-waves team admits dust problems; and West African Ebola outbreak worsens.

Nature 510 448 doi: 10.1038/510448a

NASA carbon-monitoring orbiter readies for launch

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Satellite will map sources and sinks of greenhouse gas in unprecedented detail.

Nature 510 451 doi: 10.1038/510451a

Africa science plan attacked

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:21pm

Proposed innovation strategy is low on detail and commitments from governments.

Nature 510 452 doi: 10.1038/510452a

Love in the lab: Close collaborators

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:21am

Romance often sparks between colleagues, and scientists are no different. Nature profiles four super-couples who have combined love and the lab.

Nature 510 458 doi: 10.1038/510458a

‘Life on Earth’ project gets under way

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:21am

Assessments by international biodiversity group aim to halt damage to world’s ecosystems.

Nature 510 455 doi: 10.1038/510455a

Nutrition: Vitamins on trial

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:21pm

After decades of study, researchers still can't agree on whether nutritional supplements actually improve health.

Nature 510 462 doi: 10.1038/510462a

Shared decisions benefit next generations

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:21am

Psychology experiment shows people can be nudged into cooperation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15441

How the disco clam got its flash

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:21pm

Nanobeads of reflective silica give mollusc its glow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15462

Bath-salt chemical promises safer solar cells

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:21pm

But photovoltaics firms dispute cost savings from academic lab’s finding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15464

Brain wave hits California

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:21pm

State creates programme to boost neuroscience innovation.

Nature 510 456 doi: 10.1038/510456a

Resurrected cancer drug faces regulators

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:21pm

Despite a chequered history, olaparib is finally before the US Food and Drug Administration.

Nature 510 454 doi: 10.1038/510454a

Paper claiming GM link with tumours republished

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 3:21pm

Change of journal does not convince critics that rat diseases were caused by genetically modified maize.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15463

Unploughed fields take edge off heatwaves

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 9:21am

No-till agriculture could cool Europe's hottest days by up to two degrees.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15438

Patterned eggs fend off cuckoo usurpers

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:21pm

Visual-recognition software reveals host birds' strategies for spotting an intruder in the nest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15443

EU science chief wants greater voice for experts

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:21pm

Anne Glover says that better access to evidence helps policy-makers to make informed choices.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15445

Mathematicians claim share of science’s most lucrative prize

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:21pm

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Higgs particle linked to matter, not just force, particles

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:21am

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