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Germany pulls back from international mega-telescope project

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:21pm

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New Science Europe head questions centralized approach to research

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Miguel Seabra talks open access, austerity and striking a balance between coordination and homogenization.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15328

Gargantuan galaxy clash unleashes shockwave

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Heat shock from cluster super-merger acts as particle accelerator a million times more powerful than any on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15379

Ambitious plans for BRAIN project unveiled

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

US National Institutes of Health’s share of the BRAIN neuroscience initiative calls for a ten-fold increase in funding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15375

Lyme bacterium's possible ancestor found in ancient tick

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Parasite trapped in ancient amber carried the oldest documented ancestor of the Borrelia that causes Lyme disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15378

Lunar rock chemistry supports big-smash theory

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Small differences in oxygen-isotope ratios help reveal how the Moon was formed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15356

Environmental offsets under fire

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:21pm

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Seven days: 30 May–5 June 2014

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:21am

The week in science: US proposes cleaning up power plants; retraction agreed in stem-cell controversy; and new statistics on the global rise in obesity.

Nature 510 12 doi: 10.1038/510012a

Federal boost for German science

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:21am

Agreement on changes to constitution pave way for university funding shake-up.

Nature 510 19 doi: 10.1038/510019a

Land models put to climate test

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:21am

Study under way on Mongolian steppes aims to improve knowledge of warming effects on vegetation.

Nature 510 16 doi: 10.1038/510016a

Solar energy: Springtime for the artificial leaf

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:21am

Researchers make headway in turning photons into fuel.

Nature 510 22 doi: 10.1038/510022a

Alzheimer's disease: The forgetting gene

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:21pm

For decades, most researchers ignored the leading genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. That is set to change.

Nature 510 26 doi: 10.1038/510026a

Overhaul complete for EU clinical trials

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:21pm

Researchers hope streamlined regulations will reverse decline in medical studies across Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15339

Malnutrition in children mars gut microbiome

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:21pm

Nutritional interventions fail to restore intestinal microbiota.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15355

Sound installation turns ecosystem into symphony

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:21pm

Artists create simulation of forest plot's web of life and turn it into soundscape.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15354

US panel sets sights on Mars

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:21pm

Sending humans to red planet touted as NASA's wisest long-range goal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15358

Radioactive leak shuts down neutrino study

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 1:21pm

Accident at nuclear-waste repository closes detector just as results start to flow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15360

Urban frogs use drains as mating megaphones

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:21am

Gathering in the gutter may provide a better way to seduce females.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15362

Public opinion key to harnessing synthetic biology

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:21pm

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