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Intriguing geology of Ceres revealed in new pictures

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:21pm

NASA mission shows dwarf planet's surface in rich detail.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17819

Private asteroid hunt lacks cash to spy threats in orbit

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:21pm

Foundation fails to raise funds it needs for a space telescope to catalogue near-Earth objects.

Nature 522 402 doi: 10.1038/522402a

Nuclear monitoring agency reaches out to scientists

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:21am

Geophysicist Lassina Zerbo discusses the goals of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, and how researchers are using his organization's data.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17808

Pope or International Energy Agency — who said what?

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:21am

Two very different authorities published documents on energy and climate change this week: can you tell them apart?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17809

Wastewater disposal causes sharp rise in central US earthquakes

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:21pm

Nearly 90% of region's quakes now caused by water injected into underground wells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17795

Ancient American genome rekindles legal row

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:21pm

'Kennewick Man' sequencing points to Native American ancestry.

Nature 522 404 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17797

Why the Pope's letter on climate change matters

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:21am

Nature selects the most interesting passages from the latest Vatican encyclical.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17800

Astronomers claim first glimpse of primordial stars

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:21am

Bright galaxy thought to hold stars from generation that seeded rest of Universe.

Nature 522 401 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17802

Rethink our approach to assessing risk

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:21am

The ‘post-normal science’ framework would make regulatory decisions about research in humans more effective, says Frederick Grinnell.

Nature 522 257 doi: 10.1038/522257a

The week in science: 12–18 June 2015

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:21am

Neutrinos switch their flavours; biomedical research using chimps may be stymied in the US; and common Eurasian bird is in population freefall.

Nature 522 260 doi: 10.1038/522260a