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Aid burst lifts people out of extreme poverty

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:21am

Huge experiment across six nations shows lasting benefits from short-term support.

Nature 521 269 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17560

Seven days: 8–14 May 2015

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:21am

The week in science: first Arab mission to Mars; guidance on disease-naming without offence; and atmospheric carbon dioxide passes a symbolic threshold.

Nature 521 130 doi: 10.1038/521130a

Ebola failures prompt WHO rethink

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:21am

Health agency’s annual meeting will address shortcomings in outbreak response highlighted by West Africa crisis.

Nature 521 137 doi: 10.1038/521137a

Science in India

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:21am

A special issue explores the enormous potential and major challenges for research in south Asia's superpower.

Nature 521 141 doi: 10.1038/521141a

India by the numbers

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:21am

Highs and lows in the country’s research landscape.

Nature 521 142 doi: 10.1038/521142a

India: The fight to become a science superpower

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:21am

Despite great strides in some areas of research and development, the nation still has a long way to go.

Nature 521 144 doi: 10.1038/521144a

Indian bioscience: The anti-bureaucrat

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:21am

K. VijayRaghavan is determined to cut through red tape and build up biological science in India.

Nature 521 148 doi: 10.1038/521148a

Early European may have had Neanderthal great-great-grandparent

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:21am

Genome of 40,000-year-old jaw from Romania suggests humans interbred with Neanderthals in Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17534

Latest Ebola data rule out rapid mutation

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:21am

Genetic-sequence haul shows that the virus evolved differently — but no faster — than in previous epidemics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17554

Australia takes university cash to pay for research facilities

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 5:21am

But overall flat science funding in latest budget is seen as a reprieve after last year’s heavy cuts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17556

European Commission unveils long-awaited science advice plans

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:21pm

Team of expert researchers will bridge between politicians and wider science community.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17557

Rogue antimatter found in thunderclouds

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:21am

Aeroplane detects signature spike in photons that does not fit any known source of antiparticles.

Nature 521 135 doi: 10.1038/521135a

Regulate gene editing in wild animals

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:21am

The use of genome-modification tools in wild species must be properly governed to avoid irreversible damage to ecosystems, says Jeantine Lunshof.

Nature 521 127 doi: 10.1038/521127a

India eases stance on GM crop trials

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 4:21am

States begin to permit field tests of transgenic plants.

Nature 521 138 doi: 10.1038/521138a

'Dino-chickens' reveal how the beak was born

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:21pm

Chicken embryos have been altered so that the birds grow dinosaur-like snouts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17507

UK researchers fret about downgrading of science minister role

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:21pm

Jo Johnson is smart and well-connected, but will not attend highest-level policy meetings.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17535