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Train Africa’s scientists in crisis response

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:21am

To prevent future epidemics, a new international effort must boost West Africa’s scientific and public-health capacity, says Christian Bréchot.

Nature 524 7 doi: 10.1038/524007a

The week in science: 31 July–6 August 2015

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:21pm

Protestors arrested in Hawaii; physicist accused of spying; chimpanzees are not legal persons.

Nature 524 10 doi: 10.1038/524010a

Trailblazing cancer–physics project accused of losing ambition

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:21am

Physical oncologists complain that US National Cancer Institute programme has lost sight of its mission.

Nature 524 14 doi: 10.1038/524014a

Crucial ocean-acidification models come up short

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:21am

Poorly designed studies leave future uncertain for sea dwellers.

Nature 524 18 doi: 10.1038/524018a

How to beat the next Ebola

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:21am

The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic. But the horror of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may drive change.

Nature 524 22 doi: 10.1038/524022a

Non-magnetic metals turned into magnets

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:21am

Thin films of copper and manganese made to behave like iron, cobalt or nickel.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18129

How Ebola-vaccine success could reshape clinical-trial policy

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 1:21am

Rapid result has implications for outbreak preparedness as well as West Africa’s epidemic.

Nature 524 13 doi: 10.1038/524013a

Caution urged over editing DNA in wildlife (intentionally or not)

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:21am

Rapid alteration of gene pools could fight disease – and harm ecosystems.

Nature 524 16 doi: 10.1038/524016a

The slow-chemistry movement

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:21am

Slow, solid-state reactions used by lichens and Renaissance pigment-makers could help to make chemistry greener.

Nature 524 20 doi: 10.1038/524020a

Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:21am

Brazilian authorities are looking into whether the specimen was exported illegally.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18116

Hawaiian telescope project sparks protests at astronomy meeting

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:21pm

Demonstration over Thirty Meter Telescope comes after arrests near Mauna Kea construction site.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18125

Obama orders stronger limits on power-plant emissions

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 9:21am

The White House's latest action on climate change will cut greenhouse-gas output from the US electricity sector.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18030

Physicists announce graphene’s latest cousin: stanene

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:21pm

First observation of 2D tin can't confirm whether material can conduct electricity without heat loss.

Nature 524 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18113

Successful Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection in trial

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:21pm

Study also demonstrates ability to develop a vaccine quickly during an outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18107

The week in science: Nature's news quiz

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 1:21pm

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Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18112