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Hints of hot springs found on Saturnian moon

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:21pm

Particles streaming from Enceladus strengthen push to hunt for extraterrestrial life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17072

Neanderthals wore eagle talons as jewellery

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:21pm

130,000-year-old claws show tell-tale signs of ornamental decoration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17095

Help to fight the battle for Earth in US schools

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:21pm

Scientists everywhere must champion a set of US education standards that promote Earth sciences, argues Nicole D. LaDue.

Nature 519 131 doi: 10.1038/519131a

Mistrust and meddling unsettles US science agency

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:21am

National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda.

Nature 519 138 doi: 10.1038/519138a

Australian research facilities under threat

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Political stand off leaves key programmes preparing for shut down.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17071

DNA mutation clock proves tough to set

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Geneticists meet to work out why the rate of change in the genome is so hard to pin down.

Nature 519 139 doi: 10.1038/519139a

Smartphones set to boost large-scale health studies

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:21pm

Tech giant Apple introduces mobile platform for biomedical research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17083

Bioelectric signals spark brain growth

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:21pm

Voltage changes coax frog cells to build new brain tissue.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17087

Ebola survivors offer clues to body's virus defences

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:21pm

Immune responses of four people treated in a US hospital yield useful data for developing vaccines.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17068

Mediators call for change to science of Human Brain Project

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:21pm

Contentious elimination of cognitive and systems neuroscience programmes should be reversed, report recommends.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17082

UK and Italy wrestle over mega-telescope's hub

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:21pm

Decision over SKA headquarters is postponed after Padua seemed to have won over Manchester.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17067

Zombie ants, mummified seals and a gorilla punch

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:21pm

February's sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17018

The mathematics behind Internet virality

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:21pm

Computational social scientist Sharad Goel studies the spread of memes such as #TheDress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17046

Supernova 'kaleidoscope' seen for first time

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:21am

Rare cosmic alignment produces images that could help to measure the expansion of the Universe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17062

El Niño arrives later and weaker than expected

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:21am

Long-awaited shift in tropical Pacific will have little effect on weather patterns.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17064

Seven days: 27 February–5 March 2015

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:21am

The week in science: China’s panda survey concerns experts; Russia finally agrees with US on the International Space Station’s timeline; and science world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

Nature 519 10 doi: 10.1038/519010a

Developing world: The minority minority

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:21am

Women are under-represented in physical sciences and in science in the developing world. Meet three who beat both sets of odds.

Nature 519 20 doi: 10.1038/519020a