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Death-penalty analysis reveals extent of wrongful convictions

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:21pm

Statistical study estimates that some 4% of US death-row prisoners are innocent.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15114

Ethanol fuels ozone pollution

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:21pm

Shifts in use between petrol and ethanol in São Paulo’s cars creates unique atmospheric chemistry experiment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15111

Discrimination starts even before grad school, study finds

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:21am

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Investigator of controversial stem-cell study resigns

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:21am

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Decoded fly genome offers clues about sleeping sickness

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:21am

Tsetse gene sequence adds to researchers' knowledge of the fly's biology and behaviour.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15098

Reprieve for men: Y chromosome is not vanishing

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:21pm

The sex chromosome has been shrinking throughout mammalian evolution, but many of its remaining genes play crucial roles beyond sex determination.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15103

Corals use multiple tricks to adapt to hotter seas

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Genes and physiological acclimation contribute equally to heat resistance.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15104

FDA proposes regulation of electronic cigarettes

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:21am

Agency also intends to extend authority to other tobacco products, including cigars and hookahs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15105

Seven days: 18–24 April 2014

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:21am

The week in science: NIH allows reuse of rejected grant ideas; China’s land pollution revealed; and NASA’s LADEE probe crashes into the Moon.

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Iran needs to present a united front on science

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:21am

Iranian scientists must be allowed to interact abroad without fear of persecution, says Elise Auerbach.

Nature 508 433 doi: 10.1038/508433a

Quantum communications leap out of the lab

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:21pm

China begins work on super-secure network as ‘real-world’ trial successfully sends quantum keys and data.

Nature 508 441 doi: 10.1038/508441a

Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:21pm

Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.

Nature 508 444 doi: 10.1038/508444a

Renewable energy: Biofuels heat up

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:21pm

A new generation of industrial plants can make liquid fuels from almost any organic scraps — from corn stalks and wood chips to urban rubbish.

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UK foreign aid turns to research

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:21pm

£375 million from development budget will be redirected to science partnerships with middle-income economies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15061

Regrown nerves boost bionic ears

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:21pm

Gene therapy aids performance of cochlear impants in guinea pigs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15082

CO2 makes growing seasons longer

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:21pm

Elevated greenhouse gas levels, not just rising temperatures, are extending annual plants' life cycles.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15081

The soft power of sailfish bills

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:21pm

High-speed video reveals unusually powerful motion, but specialized weapon can also gently nudge prey.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15086

Start-up investor bets on biotech

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:21pm

Y Combinator has high hopes for low-cost biotech innovation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15096

Sponsor a fish and save Canada’s experimental lakes

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:21am

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