Everyday compound reported to conduct electricity without resistance at a record-high temperature, outstripping more exotic materials.
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Budget and management problems sink plan to follow 100,000 children from birth to adulthood.
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Birds get fresh perches in revamped tree of life built by vast collaboration.
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Rigorous evaluation suggests technique produces more snow — under certain conditions.
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The Research Excellence Framework keeps UK science sharp, but the process is overly burdensome for institutions, says Peter M. Atkinson.
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The week in science: NASA's Orion flight soars; James Watson's Nobel medal nabs US$4.1 million; and India becomes full partner in Thirty Meter Telescope
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Ten years after the devastating Sumatra earthquake, warnings for the Indian Ocean go out, but often do not reach the people most at risk.
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Firms embrace costly immunotherapy to fight intractable leukaemias and lymphomas.
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Surveys find less marine microplastic than expected.
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Species are disappearing quickly — but researchers are struggling to assess how bad the problem is.
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Scientists have been reprogramming adult cells into embryonic ones for decades — but they are only now getting to grips with the mechanics.
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Space-agency scientists present plan to piggyback on two missions.
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Rapid local diagnosis is essential for curbing spread.
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New Allen institute will create simulations of cell behaviour.
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Long-term orbital wobbles drive changes in sand patterns on Saturnian moon.
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Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
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Agreement to permit country-level bans of genetically modified plants should ease deadlocks in EU approval process.
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The first human-rated US spacecraft since the space shuttle took an unmanned trial run.
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